The Tiger’s Nest Monastery is located on a steep cliff of around three thousand feet and over looks the Paro Valley. Bhutan being crammed between Indian and China has been trying to keep up with its ancient roots. The Takstang , is known as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery because of the story associated with it.
Despite being a quieter nation in the Himalayan region , There are a number of Luxury hotels in Bhutan. Among which one that takes a forefront is the Uma by COMO, Paro Bhutan. A handful of carefully designed rooms combining the Bhutanese style as well as that significant to COMO, the resort become more attractive with respect to the surroundings and the proximity to Bhutan’s most sacred site, the Takstang Monastery.
The ascend to the monastery takes around two hours roughly. The pathways leading to the top are well constructed and there are plenty of places on the way up to make pit stops to catch your breath. These make the climb smoother. Upon reaching the monastery, the shoes, hats, cameras and phones are held back and jackets are to be buttoned up as a mark of respect. On the way to the top one could catch the best of Bhutan and the exceptional views of the Paro Valley.
The story associated with the monastery dates back to around thousand three hundred years. Being the holiest site in Bhutan this is where Guru Rinpoche materialized on a flying tigress after his three years of meditation in the caves, he tried to convert the Bhutanese to Buddhism and the monastery was built to mark this auspicious beginning. Even though the temple has undergone many phases of restoration and restructuring the Bhutanese believe that buildings should go through such events however the ideas and philosophies will never die.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.