Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, Bhutan

Discover Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Nestled into the side of a lofty cliff almost a vertical kilometre above the valley is one of Bhutan’s most photographed landmarks – the enchanting Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Also known as Taktsang Monastery, this sacred Buddhist site is a must-see on any trip to Bhutan.

In 1692, the monastery was constructed around the cave where Guru Rinpoche first meditated, the event that officially introduced Bhutan to Buddhism. Legend has it that the Guru was carried from Tibet to the cave on the back of a tigress, hence the name ‘Tiger’s Nest’.

After a strenuous uphill walk to reach the monastery, you will be rewarded with incredible views of forested hills and snow-capped mountains that provide the perfect background for the monastery’s golden pagoda roofs, fluttering prayer flags and distempered walls.

The best way to see Tiger’s Nest Monastery

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