Photographer's Note

Taktshang is the most famous monastery in Bhutan. It hangs on a cliff some 700 meters (2,300 feet) above the bottom of Paro valley.
The name means "Tiger's nest", the legend being that Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew there on the back of a tiger. The monastery includes seven temples which can all be visited. The monastery suffered several blazes and is a recent restoration. It requires a considerable climb to reach, although it is possible to go on horseback to a viewpoint lower down.

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