Bhutan

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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 Budd...

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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...

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