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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, Cultural
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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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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Plan this on a day when you think it won't rain. Rain could make it very difficult to climb and it can be scary if you're afraid of heights! Start early morning, don't forget to carry a stick - it comes handy... There is a rest stop at about 60% of the way up. There are toilets here and lunch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I visited this fantastic place a couple of years ago and the trip is still clear in my mind. We had a beautiful day for the walk which I did with a friend from Thimphu who gave me a great perspective on what this place means to the people of Bhutan.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

The hike to Tiger's Nest is hard but totally feasible with beautiful views of the mountains and the monastery!

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Navi Mumbai, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It is a brilliant track to go trekking.The complete journey up and down shall take about 6 hours.So start early to avoid harsh sun applying good sunscreen.Wear removable jackets as when you walk uphill you start sweating and may not need jacket till you reach the top.There is brilliant view at the top which is worth every bit of walk.I... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I was there yesterday , started my trek in the noon took me 2 HOURs to reach up to the top. Got a brilliant view of the sun set . An adventurous trek. A must thing in Bhutan

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Lexington Park, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is an amazing, small monastery that's worth the 2-2 1/2 hour hike! Get there early to avoid the crowds. We were the first up in mo9rning having left our hotel in Paro at about 6 am. The early start helped us understand the historical and religious significance of this sacred Buddhist site. Beautiful views of the Paro Valley and... More

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Dubai, UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Tiger's Nest should be one of the seventh Wonders of the World! One cannot go to Bhutan without visiting this beautiful place. The walk up, mildly strenuous as there are lots of irregular steps, if you pace yourself took 50 minutes to reach the half way cafe where we sat down to a hot coffee and biscuits. Lots of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was one of the most amazing places I have ever visited in my life, I read about it I research about it and finally I was able to visit then I climbed to the monastery and spend almost an hour and a half visiting the place an amazing journey an amazing location the monks were fabulous and my tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip through Bhutan. The hike is definitely worth the experience if you are somewhat fit. Please make sure to arrive early @7:30am to have the best experience. Hopefully your guide will be able to share the history of this temple with you as that will enhance the experience. Once you enter the... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

a bit of a tough climb and tiring trip but what a trip!! lack of choice of food enroute. otherwise good facilities and an amazing view. the monastery is one of the oldest in Bhutan and has burnt down twice and rebuilt.

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