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Taksang Monastery

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Perched spectacularly on a mountain over looking the Paro Valley, Taktsang Lhakang is named for one of Bhutan’s Buddhist fathers, who the stories tell rode into the valley on the back of a grand tigress before meditating in a cave on top of the mountain for three months (which is where the monastery now nestles.) It takes around three hours to get to the monastery on foot up the steep cliffs, the final leg past a gushing waterfall on narrow steps cut out of the rock of the mountainside.

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