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Taktsang Palphug, commonly known as Tiger’s Nest, is a seventeenth-century structure clinging to a mountainside a dizzying 10,200 feet above Paro Valley. Why the name Tiger’s Nest? Because it’s said that in the eighth century, Guru Rinpoche flew to this exact spot on the back of a tiger. The initial part of the temple was constructed in the 1400s, although the expansions that give the complex the shape we see today weren’t done until the late 1600s. In 1998, a fire swept through the…

Taktsang Palphug, commonly known as Tiger’s Nest, is a seventeenth-century structure clinging to a mountainside a dizzying 10,200 feet above Paro Valley. Why the name Tiger’s Nest? Because it’s said that in the eighth century, Guru Rinpoche flew to this exact spot on the back of a tiger. The initial part of the temple was constructed in the 1400s, although the expansions that give the complex the shape we see today weren’t done until the late 1600s. In 1998, a fire swept through the…

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