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Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)

Address: Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Paro
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This exceptional shrine is called “Tiger's Nest” for its perilous location, perched on a...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This exceptional shrine is called “Tiger's Nest” for its perilous location, perched on a mountainside 1500 meters above the ground.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely not to be missed even if the hike to the monastery can be tough to some. Beautifull scenery and highly spiritual feel in the monastery.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Indeed, a must go place in Paro! It will take 2-3 hours to reach at the top from where you can see the breathtaking view of mountains... One thing I have learnt from that hiking is, we shouldn't be hurry to go to the top because that reduce energy a lot, specially for those who aren't used to with it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

That's all one can say about this amazing experience. Be prepared for a long hike but its worth every step up and back

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Tiger's Nest Temple is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan (it's the photo you see every time Bhutan is advertised). Firstly, as all the guide books say, this is a 2.5 hour hike up to the monastery. That said, DO NOT let some guides talk you out of, or stop you from taking the pony ride up (they'll tell you it... More 

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Dhaka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's a nice walk/hike up to the monastery with the morning breeze. Make sure you that are ready to take a gentle hike of 140mins with a almost 15 degrees of gradient though there are places where it flattens. My wife never hiked to such height or long walk but she managed it in 2.5 hour to the top though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Quite a hard climb, but well worth the views. As this is a high-altitude climb it is better to do at the end of your trip after you have acclimated to Bhutan's altitude. We rode horses up the main part of the climb. Well worth the extra cost as it saves so much energy.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The trek up to tiger's nest is wonderful. The views from the top are stunning. note: the monastry closes down for a lunch break at 1 pm. so please time your climb to the top accordingly.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I would advise you to take the pony ride up to the end point, because everybody needs to take the stairs to the monastery, and hike all the way down anyway. My guide from Bhutan Rebirth Tours and Treks arrange a pony for 600 nu, excluding the tipping. The ponies will take the track on the cliff side. Don't lean... More 

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

"Tiger's Nest" Monastery is one of the most beautiful and most visited monastery in Bhutan.Its the must visit site in Kingdom of Bhutan.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Taktsang Monastery is popularly known as the Tiger's Nest because of a legendary story of a Lama with a tiger as pet. The location of the monastery wedged amongst a sheer rock cliff is awe inspiring indeed. One can climb-up to the monastery by trekking up the mountain and then taking a connecting rope bridge to reach the monastery.... More 

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