Taktsang monastery (Tiger Nest) which is perched on an edge of a steep cliff at 900m above Paro valley, Taktsang(Tigers Nest) monastery is one of the Bhutan’s most sacred and revered monastery.Guru Rinpoche,who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan, is said to have arrived here on the back of a tigress from Singye Dzong in Lhuentse eastern part of Bhutan and mediated in a cave for three months where Taktshang monastery today stands. All the Bhutanese people make it a point to visit this monastery at least once in their lifetime. On 19th April 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of the building but now this Bhutanese jewels has been able to restored to its original glory.The view of the Paro valley from here on is breathtaking and the atmosphere is very holy,a place where every Bhutanese will want to come at least once in his/her life.
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.
Note: Your Bhutan trip would be incomplete without visiting Tiger nest monastery.