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Taktsang Monastery

Tiger’s Nest or Taktsang Monastery is one of the must visit places in Bhutan.It is known for the beautiful and the sacred monastery of Guru Rinpoche. It is considered as a place of pilgrimage and is an easy half trek, which gives you the panoramic views of the Paro valleys. According to the legends, Guru Rinpoche also considered as the second Buddha rode to this place on a tigress’s back to suppress a local demon and thus he meditated here for 3 months. This place is Bhutan’s most religious site and it hangs on the cliff as it stands above the lush forest of thousands of species of rhododendrons and blue pine. Due to this, it is counted in the list of best places to visit in Bhutan in May.

Tourists can come to this monastery by standard permits which your guide will arrange for you. Also, you have to register your at the entrance deposit your cameras and bags because photography is prohibited inside of the temple. If you are backpacking in Bhutan, then you must consider visiting this place.

Location: Taktsang trail BT, Taktsang trail, Bhutan
Key attractions: The tiger’s nest, the cave temple inside the monastery, the majestic views, and the many small temples inside the premises of the monastery.
How to reach: Take a shared cab to the starting point of the path leading to the monastery. Trek to the top.
Places To Stay: Norwangs Villa, Nirvana Inn, The Village Lodge Paro, Hotel Ratna Vara, The chhodens, Zhideychen Resort
Timings: Always open