Taktshang, The Tiger’s Nest

Paro Taktsang, the Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site known to the outside world as Tiger’s Nest. This temple is one of the most holy sites in the kingdom and clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 hundred meters above the Paro Valley.

It was first built in 1692 at a cave where Guru Rinpoche meditated in the 7th century A.D. Legend states that Guru Rinpoche flew to the site atop the back of a tigress and meditated in the cave for 3 years, 3 months, 3 days and 3 hours in order to subdue evil demons residing within it. The cave has been considered a sacred site ever since and many famous saints have travelled to meditate in it.

Taktsang Lhakhang is located approximately 10 km north of Paro town at an altitude of 3.120 meters. In order to arrive at the temple visitors must trek for around 2-3 hours through beautiful, shady pine forests and it is also one of the famous tourist destinations, ParoTaktsang provides one with unforgettable experience due to its unique location and the majestic views, of emerald green valley and high mountains across the valley.