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Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)

Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Paro
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: As this fantastic and very special monastry is a steep climb up the hill (900 meters), it is advised to visit it at the end of your stay in Bhutan... more »
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oxford, england
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199 reviews 199 reviews
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Having read the guidebooks and TA reviews we hadn't realised how high the Monastery is and how the altitude for us oldies on this hike was exhausting - we're just not used to it despite being moderately fit. So we made it to the cafe, enjoyed the super views and pottered down. Glad we didn't take the ponies (£5ish) as... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

a long steep climb to the top in a few hours if fit, all day if not.Ponies available but they looked perilous. Views amazing

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Hong Kong, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

An amazing site and well worth the hike up. We rented two ponies for our younger children and are so glad we did as there is no way our five-year-old would have made the climb. The ten-year-old could have done it, but she would have complained the entire way. The remaining three of us are in very good shape, so... More

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Bali, Indonesia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It is not easy to reach but worthed to visit. Beautiful scenery no compare. You have to walk about 4 hours to go and back. You have to wear hiking shoe if you would to visit this Monestry.

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4 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

and was apprehensive about trekking up to Taktsang. My apprehension was misplaced … if I can do it, anybody can do it. The trek comprises five sections: first, a number of fairly steep switchbacks through the trees up to the cafeteria; second, more steep(er) switchbacks again through the trees; three, a flat section leading to a viewpoint ; four, the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

When you see it from the starting point, you will definitely say to yourself, "It's impossible!", but it's not. Take it one step at a time and enjoy the wonderful view as you do. This place is so popular, you will rarely be alone and there will always be fellow hikers to give you support when you need it. Still... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

It was a great hike on a well groomed trail and stairs. Just walk slowly and enjoy the view. Visiting the several temples in the monastery was worth the walk

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This monastery is one that anyone traveling to Bhutan must see. The hike up to the Tiger's Nest can be difficult and the views are tremendous. There's a cafe about half way to the top for a quick tea or coffee break and the view of the temple is great. Afternoon light is better for taking pictures of the monastery,... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

test for your stamina,awesome view rewarded once you reach the peak ,option of going by walk or horse back

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Dili, East Timor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great hike up and views and real spiritual atmosphere in temples. Great approach across the waterfall. Don't eat at the cafeteria (at halfway point) - only bad food we had in Bhutan.

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