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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Amazing Tiger’s Nest Monastery - Holiest Place in Bhutan

Tiger’s Nest Monastery that is Taktshang Goemba, one of the holiest places in Bhutan, is situated on the edge of a 3,000-feet-high cliff in Paro Valley.
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Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche, the second Buddha, flew onto the cliff on the back of a tigress, and then meditated in a cave which now exists within the monastery walls. Now the entrance is restricted to practicing Buddhists only.

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