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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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Dili, East Timor
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful hike, with many views of the Tiger's nest before reaching it. Definitely a must see, don't miss it ! You can do it on a horse if you don't want to walk, as the hike might be tough, but I would recommend walking if you can.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The Monastery is one of the must sees in Bhutan. The hike uphill is strenous and not very special but the view at the end is superb. Be aware that the monastery is cloes between 1 and 2.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It is a strenuous 2 hours hike. The view of the Monestery is awesome. You can opt to take the horse ride up (2/3 rd distance) if not able to walk. There are about 700 steps(350 downhill and 350 uphill) to be taken before reaching the Monastery

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Kunming, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is "The" spot to visit as part of your trip to Bhutan. Amazingly located Monastery on sharp cliff of the mountain. Most people do within 4 hours trip, but my suggestion is take time for many photos on the way, explore more at the monastery and feel the amazing view. Make sure you wear long sleeves in order not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

On Thursday(13-3-2014) at approx 0745 hrs i was the first person to enter the trail to the mysterious Taktsang Monastery.The initial trail was simple as i had to just follow the very prominent "MULE TRACKS", the weather excellent, a cool clear bright day.I was more worried of encountering the elusive snow leopard or some other wild animal rather than of... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Having travelled through most of Asia unfortunately we don't encounter to many "wow" experiences anymore. Also when travelling through Bhutan we had some great moments but the "magic" was not always there. And then, on our last day, we climbed up to The Tiger's Nest monastery. What an incredible and amazing experience! Although not the most difficult hike for the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

its a 900 m climb around the mountain which takes around 2 - 4 hours to climb and equal amount to descent and depends completely on your determination...however reaching the top is worth it. the monastery is simple compared to many others in Bhutan but the view and the air is so cold & freshening. it makes the journey worth... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The climb looked impossible when you start at the carpark point. The monastery looked so far up and impossible to reach. Yes, many times, I thought I could not. But really, it was really in the mind. It was not that bad. Take a break at the mid point cafe. It is a regular cafe and did not charge more... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Taktsang Monastery also known as "Tiger's Nest" in Paro, Bhutan is a monastery built on a rather steep cliff in 1692 by Gyalse Tensin Rabaye who is said to be one of the reincarnation of Guru Rinpoche. This monument is of genuine pride to the Bhutanese nation. It defies architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the... More

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