Taktshang Pelphung Monastery

Taktshang or 'Tiger's Nest' is one of the most venerated and famous of Bhutan's monasteries. It is stunning in its beauty and location. Taktshang is taken as one of the most breathtaking temples in the wolrd. It is located on the face of a 900m sheer cliff. There is no vehicle to make it up to the monastery and is accessible only by walk or to ride mules/pony. After a couple of hours of climbing, you eventually reached the Cafeteria that lies halfway along the Tiger’s Nest trek were you can rest admire a perfect view of Taktsang Monastery.This monastery was built in 1692 at a cave. According to the legend, Guru Rinpoche (guardian saint) is said to have flown here in the 8th century on the back of a Tigress, in order to subdue negative spiritual forces that were hostile to spread of Buddhism. Subsequently, over the time many spiritual masters meditated there. On the return, it’s downhill and takes slightly more than 1 hour. Beyond Taktsang Monastery,if you wish, you can further hike to Ugyen Tsemo and Zangdopelri.