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Places to See in Bhutan

Punakha Dzong

The beautiful Punakha Dzong lies at the confluence of the Po Chu and the Mo Chu Rivers. An excellent example of Bhutanese architecture, the dzong was built by Ngawang Namgyal in the 17th century. One has to cross a traditional wooden cantilever bridge built across the Mo Chu river to reach the fortress. This magnificent fortress is the official residence of the Bhutan’s central monk body. The dzong houses precious relics of the southern Drukpa lineage of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Being the second largest and second oldest dzong in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong is one of this Himalayan nations cultural treasures. The coronation ceremony of all the Bhutanese kings has been held he...

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Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)

The Tiger’s Nest or Taktsang Monastery is one of Bhutan’s iconic landmarks. Lying 12 kilometres from Paro, the monastery lies perched on a rocky cliff, on the side of a mountain. Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche is believed to have flown from Tibet on the back of a tigress and meditated here. This is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites.  One has to hike up a steep forested trail filled with colourful prayer flags to reach the monastery.  The monastery has four main temples and dwellings used by the monks who live in the monastery. The buildings are connected by staircases carved in the rock. A large prayer wheel lies in the courtyard of the monastery. The ...

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