Conquer the most iconic landmark and religious site in Bhutan - Paro Taktsang (The Tiger’s Nest)
Paro Taktsang (often known as Tiger’s Nest monastery), a complex of Buddhist temple and monastery, is one of the prominent holy attractions in Bhutan. Situating on a ledge halfway up the cliff face of the mountain overlooking the Paro Valley, Paro Taktsang is famous for its very exlusive position which is unlike any other monasteries all over the world. Paro Taktsang was built around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave, legend has it the Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), who first brought Buddhism to Bhutan, had meditated here for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. To visit Paro Taktsang, you need to follow a steep trail reaching the temples for around 2 hours. It could make you burn out but the spectacular view along the hike and from the monastery is definitely well-worth your try. Due to its specially sacred history, Paro Taktsang is a place where all Bhutanese wish to come at least one in their life.