Taktsang Monastery (Paro)
Taktsang Monastery (Paro) – a.k.a. “the Tiger’s Nest” and located on the edge of a cliff, some 900 meters above the rice fields of Paro, this 325-year-old monastery is considered one of the kingdom’s most sacred religious sites. Founded in the 8th century, the Buddhist temple clings to a cliff 900 meters above the valley floor.
Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, meditated for years inside a cave that lies at the heart of the temple. The Tiger’s Nest is now a revered Buddhist meditation site and tourist attraction.