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Taktsang Palphug Monastery

Taktsang Palphug Monastery

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Uploaded 21 Aug 2014 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2014
From collection: Bhutan
Taken by: Yannick Beaudoin, GRID-Arendal
Paro Taktsang is the popular name of Taktsang Palphug Monastery (also known as Tiger's Nest), a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley, in Bhutan. A temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup (stag tshang seng ge bsam grub) cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Padmasambhava is credit ...
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