Half day trek to Taktshang Monastery
A rewarding experience when in Paro is a hike up to the Taktshang monastery. En route to the main viewpoint, enjoy stunning views of the monastery and surrounding landscape. Perched on the side of a cliff, 900 metres above the Paro valley floor, the monastery is often used as the promotional image of Bhutan. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery, thus giving it its alternative name of 'Tiger's Nest'. This site is recognised as a sacred place and is visited by all Bhutanese people at least once in their lifetime. In 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but it has now been restored to its original splendour and is well worth the hike.