Impressive facts about Tiger’s Nest Monastery – A holy Paradise in Bhutan
Taktsang Monastery or the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is said to be one of the most beautiful monasteries in Bhutan and it is the place where Buddhism occurs for the first time in Bhutan. The white building with colorful flags, serene prayer wheels, and a cave temple of this monastery mesmerizes every tourist and devotee. This amazing monastery is situated at an altitude of 3120 meters above the sea level. You can enjoy the breathtaking views of its surrounding valley by trekking up to this monastery.
You can reach Paro either by taking a flight from the nearest Bagdogra Airport to Paro International Airport or by reaching to the nearest railhead, i.e. New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. From there, you will get several hired taxies or cabs to reach Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
You can also reach to Paro by traveling through numerous state buses which are available in the border of Phuentsholing.
Few impressive facts about Tiger’s Nest Monastery which you cannot afford to miss:
1. Few words on Tiger’s Nest Monastery-
Among the various places of Paro sightseeing, Tiger’s Nest Monastery is one of the most charming and popular destinations to explore the beauty of nature. The remote area of the monastery makes it the most unique and eye-catching place which draws the attention of the visitors.
2. You have faced adventure trails to reach this holy temple-
When you are looking at the Taktsang monastery from the Paro valley, it seems almost impossible to reach the Monastery. In fact, there are three paths to reach this holy place. The first path is passing through the pine forest that is decorated with bright prayer flags which are the symbols of protection from the evil forces as well as it gives positive energy. The other two paths are passing through the high altitude, which will give you the most thrilling experience.
3.The most amazing ornate architecture of Tiger’s Nest Monastery–
The most unique part of this Tiger’s Nest Temple is its ornate architecture which will make you spellbound. Its refined architectural appearance is shaped in the best traditions of Buddhist. This monastery has white buildings with golden roofs and consists of the 4 main temples.
Almost every single buildings of this serene temple have a balcony with the spellbinding views of the surrounding valley. The interior design is flourished by the gold-plated dome and vibrant lights. In the hall of thousands of Buddha, a large statue of a tiger is located. The tiger is respected as the symbol of Paro Taktsang because of the legend, as it is believed that Guru Rinpoche reached here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this place, hence the name of this monastery is Tiger’s Nest.
Some highlighted things you must know about Tiger’s Nest Monastery:
Distance from Paro- 11.7 km
Opening hours: (October-March) 8 am-1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm; (April-September) 8 am-1 pm and 2 pm-6 pm daily
Duration of this tour: 2-3hrs
Nearby hotels – Hotel Takstang View and Tiger Nest Resort
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Q. What is the best time to visit Tiger’s Nest Monastery?
A. October to March and April to September are the best time period to explore the beauty of Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
Q. Does any adventure activities can be performed in the surrounding area of this Monastery?
A. Yes, you can do perform trekking activity in the surrounding area of Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
Q. Should we wear traditional dresses while visiting this temple?
A. Yes, you should wear traditional dresses while visiting this temple to show respect towards the culture of Bhutan locals.