Taktsang Palphug Monastery – Place Filled With Faith and Love

Almost all monastery buildings around the world are hard to reach because they are located at impassable places. Taktsang Palphug Monastery, as known as Tiger’s Lair is built on the edge of a high cliff with a beautiful view of the green valley of Paro. The entire complex is nearly 323 years old and its foundations are laid in 1962. Legend of the occurrence of this monastery starts with the person whose name is Guru Padmasambhava. He meditated inside the rock for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. The rock was a lair of demonic tiger, so the monastery is built to tame the demon.

If you have never seen a place where you can cultivate Buddhist religions, visit Taktsang Palphug Monastery. For those who want to experience pure and mentally peace, this monastery is the perfect place to find calmness. On the road that leading up to Taktsang Palphug Monastery walking just strong people and those whose hearts are filled with faith and love. It is cruel, but true – this place is not for hesitant and unbelievers.

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Narrow dirt road that is covered with moss and prayer flags lead the tourists to the Taktsang Palphug Monastery. When the weather is wet, the fog and the clouds cover the monastery and give a sense of mystique or remoteness. Also there are the village Lakhang and temple of Urgyan Tsemo, which together with the monastery are part of the entire landscape.  Calmness and silence is often broken by the waterfall which drops by 60 metres  into a sacred pool. Pine trees are growing around the area and gives soul to the place.

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Taktsang Palphug Monastery is composed off our main temples and residential shelters. They are built of stone, caves and terrain. All the buildings are interconnected by steps taken in the rocks. It is important fomentation the sacred scripture which has been written with gold dust is preserved in one cell. The monastery also has balconies that offeringmagnificent view. Entrance for visitors is strictly prohibited, except once a year.

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