The Abode of Second Buddha
Paro Taktsang, also known as Tiger’s Nest, was built in a cave where the spiritual leader Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated during 8th century. Padmasambhava, the patron deity of the country is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and is termed as “Second Buddha”.
The Foggy Pinnacle
The monaeuastery is located to the north of Paro at an altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level. The rock slopes are very steep and the monastery buildings are built into the rock face. Accessing the spot may seem extremely difficult, and is even deadlier during foggy days when the visibility suffers.
A popular festival known as Tsechu, held in honor of Guru Padmasambhava, is celebrated in the Paro valley during March. So it’s the best time to visit Bhutan and experience the tranquility and spiritual ambience of Paro Taktsang.
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