Tiger's Nest

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    During my trek up to the monastery, I waited and waited, until the clouds parted to give me this incredible glimpse of the monastery.

    Precariously perched high above the Paro valley, the Tiger's Nest (Takshang Lhakang) is one of Bhutan's most sacred monasteries. It was reputedly first set up by Guru Rinpoche who supposedly flew here on a tigress in the 8th century. The monastery protrudes from an almost vertical cliff wall in the mountain, making one wonder how it was built and what prevents it from falling into the valley below. Folklore has it that angel hairs fasten the monastery to the mountain.

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    1. CaZaTo Ma 63 months ago | reply

      This photo is amazing! And it sounds like the monastery is amazing as well. Great shot!

      [seen in Lonely Planet pool]

    2. aimbug 63 months ago | reply

      Incredible shot!

    3. ana.solg 59 months ago | reply

      Misterious place but it does not look scaring.

    4. Sam Brewster 55 months ago | reply

      Great shot, perfect mist for it.

      Coincidentally I have just watched Michael Palin's Himalaya where he visited this monastery.

    5. Mangini Adalberto & Laura - sorry busy - few time 54 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The PARAGON Gallery - [Post 1/Comm 1]- ***ADMIN INVITE ONLY***, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. ceca67 53 months ago | reply

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