Paro Taktsang

Paro Taktsang is the popular name of Taktsang Palphug Monastery (also known as Tiger's Nest), a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley, in Bhutan. A temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup (stag tshang seng ge bsam grub) cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and is the tutelary deity of the country. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen taktsang or "tiger lair" caves in which he meditated.

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Facts

Name:
Paro Taktsang
Alt Name:
Tiger's Nest
Monastery Name:
Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Dedicated to:
Guru Padmasambhava
Founded:
8th century
Type:
Tibetan Buddhist
Location:
Paro Valley, Paro, Bhutan
Latitude :
27.491911
Longitude :
89.363489

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