Tigers Nest

Tigers Nest

hanging monastery and temple complex built into the rocks

Location: 

Tigers Nest, Taktsang trail, Bhutan

Duration: 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Tiger's Nest: most famous Buddhist temple in Bhutan built into a cliff
  2. Taktsang Palphug Monastery: temple complex built in 1692 around a cave 
  3. Guru Rinpoche: known as 2nd Buddha, meditated on this spot in the 8th century
  4. Tourism: frequently visited by tourists around the world one of Bhutan's highlights
  5. Trekking: an amazing route through a magical forest, taking about 2 hours

Image sources

  1. Me enjoying the view
  2. Local guide hiking up
  3. Stunning waterfall
  4. House along the way
  5. Bhutanese inscriptions

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