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Bhutan Land of Happiness Tours > Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery

Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery

Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Guru Rinpoche visited and sanctified Bhutan in the 8th century when tiger-nest-bhutanevil spirits abounded and harmed people.Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche flew to this site on a tigress’ back to subdue a local demon. Thereafter, he meditated here for three months. Taktshang Goemba or Tiger’s Nest Monastery was blessed and sanctified as one of Bhutan’s most sacred religious sites. It hangs on a cliff and stands above a beautiful forest of blue pine and rhododendrons.

Tourists can enter the monastery as per these timings as long as your guide has arranged the standard permit in advance:

  1. 8 AM to 1 PM and 2-5 PM daily, October – March
  2. Until 6 PM, April – September.
  3. You have to register with the security at the entrance and deposit your bags and cameras.
  4. Camera and Photography is not allowed inside the monastery.

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