Taktsang Monastery

Taktsang Monastery, most popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest, is one of the must see attractions in Bhutan. It is located in Paro; precariously perched on the edge of a 1,200 meter cliff.
It was built in 1692 around the cave where Guru Padmasambhava who brought Buddhism to Bhutan is said to have meditated in the caves. Taktsang monastery is one of the most sacred sites in Bhutan.
Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava flew to this location from Khenpajong, Tibet on a back of a tigress. Guru Padmasambhava meditated for three months in the cave at Taktsang.

Taktsang Cafeteria

Looking up to the Tigers Nest from the Taktsang Cafeteria can be magnificent. It takes about an hour and half uphill hike from the road head. The hike all the way up to Taktsang can be very strenuous and it is recommended that those who are not fit to climb at least up to the cafeteria.
The Taktsang cafeteria is the ideal point from where one can see the monastery right across the ravine. Taktsang cafeteria delights guests with simple yet tasty multi cuisine vegetarian dishes that encourage guests to come not just for the view on offer. The cafeteria also has souvenirs which guest would want to take back home.

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