Discover The Taktsang hermitage Bhutan

The Taktsang hermitage clings to a wall of black rock (9,840 ft) and dominates the whole of the valley of Paro. It takes several hours of walking to reach it, but the view is spectacular. A site for meditation since the 8th century, this high Himalayan place of pilgrimage notably includes the "Tiger's Nest" (Taktsang Pelphug), a grotto named after Guru Rimpoche, the saint who converted the country to Buddhism and who arrived there on the back of a tigress. Partly destroyed by a fire in 1998, the chapels constructed around it date back to the 14th century and house some extremely delicate paintings and numerous statues.

  • The Taktsang hermitage , Bhutan
    The Taktsang hermitage

    It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Himalayas.

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  • The Taktsang hermitage , Bhutan
    The Taktsang hermitage
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    The Taktsang hermitage
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    The Taktsang hermitage
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    The Taktsang hermitage
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