Taktshang / Tiger's Nest, BhutanTaktshang / Tiger's Nest, Bhutan

Taktshang – The Tigerโ€™s Nest monastery

We were already very much looking forward to the famous Tigerโ€™s Nest monastery โ€“ a highlight of the trip through the country for many visitors.

What is so special about Taktshang – that’s how the locals call this place? Well, first of all, it is a very picturesque place. A monastery nested on a super steep rock face in the Himalayan mountains. But why do humans build a monastery exactly there โ€“ at one of the most difficult places to build a structure? Sure, the view is extraordinary, but there are maybe other places with a nice view but easier access?

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