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Bhutan, Tigers Nest, Near Paro. (Picture Album)
Taktsang Dzong or Paro Taktsang also known as the The Tigers Nest, a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery of the Nyingma (Red Hat School), located in the cliffside of upper Paro Valley, Bhutan. It was built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three months in the 8th century. Padmasambhava is credited with introducting Buddhism to Bhutan and is the tutelary diety of the country. Today, Paro Taksang is the best know of the 13th Taktsang or "Tigers Lair" caves in which he meditated.
It is short and plesant trek (aournd one to one and half hour climbing up and one hour of descend); Ponies are also available for going up.