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One of the must see places in Paro

Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery. The monastery is located about 6 miles to the north of Paro.

The monastery hangs on the edge of a cliff at 10,000 ft above sea level and about 3,000 ft above the Paro valley, on the right side of the Paro Chu. The rock slopes are very steep, and the monastery buildings are built into the rock face.

The hike to the monastery takes about 2 hours walking or riding a horse. If you find the full hike difficult then you can rest at the cafeteria after the first hour hike. The hike to the monastery makes for a nice half-day excursion.

The trail takes you through blue-pines to a series of three water-powered wheels. You will get breathtaking views of the Paro valley from here.

During the summer the walk could be a bit muddy on a dirt path, so be prepared. A hiking pole is recommended.