The Tiger's Nest (Taktsang Palphug)


Palphug Taktsang Monastery built in 1692, popularly known as Tiger's Nest, is situated on the edge of a cliff about 900 meters above Paro Valley in Bhutan. According to legend, in a cave that was built on one of the buildings of the monastery, he meditated for three months, in the eighth century, Padmasambhava who is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and is the tutelary deity of the country. A popular festival known as the tsechu, in honor of Padmasambhava, is celebrated every year in the valley of Paro.






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