TAKTSANG: Taktsang is the most famous and religious site in Bhutan. This is also known as The Taktsang Palphug Monastery and The Tiger’s Nest. Located 3120 meters above the sea level. It takes about 2 hours walk to reach the monastery from the road at Ramthangkha, 10 kilometers from Paro town.
This Temple was first built in 1692 at a cave where Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) meditated in the 7th century A.D. Legend states that Guru Rimpoche flew to the site atop the back of a tigress and meditated in the cave for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days and 3 hours in order to subdue evil demons residing within it. The cave has been considered a sacred site ever since and many famous saints have travelled to meditate in it. A popular festival, known as the Tsechu, held in honor of Padmasambhava, is celebrated in the Paro valley sometime during March or April.