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Tiger's Nest monastery or Taktsang Palphug Monastery, is a Buddhist monastery located on a steep cliff face in Para Valley in Bhutan. First built around 1692, but it was rebuilt after being destroyed by a fire in 1998. Although it is 900 metres above the valley, it can be accessed by mule tracks and hiking paths.
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Photo 1. Tigers Nest Monastery between the prayer flags.
Photo 2. Tigers Nest Monastery in close up. Tigers Nest Monastery, or Taktsang Goemba, is the number one attraction in Bhutan.
Photo 3. Prayer flags adorn a bridge near Tigers Nest Monastery. Tigers Nest Monastery, or Taktsang Goemba, can only be reached by hiking (or on a horse) only a prayer flag adorned path that meanders up the mountainside.
Photo 4. Monastery, or Taktsang Goemba, is surrounded by prayer flags as it is such a sacred place.
Photo 5. Tigers Nest Monastery, or Taktsang Goemba, is located high up a mountain on the top of a sheer cliff.
Photo 6. Prayer flags in many different colours and forms border the path to the monastery.
Photo 7. Tigers Nest Monastery, or Taktsang Goemba, is high above Paro Valley in Bhutan.
Photo 8. Tigers Nest Monastery surrounded by prayer flags.
Photo 9. Flowering rhododendrons border the trail up to the monastery.
Photo 10. Follow the prayer flags to Tigers Nest Monastery in Bhutan.
Photo 11. Tigers Nest Monastery, or Taktsang Goemba, can only be reached by hiking (or on a horse) only a prayer flag adorned path that meanders up the mountainside.
Photo 12. Red rhododendron flower on the hike to Tiger's Nest monastery in Bhutan
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