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Itinerary #6: Taktshang Monastery  
   

Itinerary #6: Taktshang Monastery

Up there in the mountains, hugging a cliff, is Tiger's Nest Monastery where Guru Rimpoche (2nd Buddha) flew in, riding a tigress to meditate. It took me 1 hour on horse, 1 hour downhill on foot and up to the Monastery, then nearly 2 hrs uphill to get to the Halfway Stn, and the last 1 hr hike back to base.
BHUTAN: One Off My Bucket List

December 1st 2011
The Himalayas. Shangrila. Gross National Happiness. The Mystique of Tibetan Buddhism in Bhutan. Young and Newly-Married Monarch... A young King at 27. Prime Minister Thinley looking more like a Dalai Lama to me, speaking of a country's collective pursuit of HAPPINESS. Monasteries which also house state offices and serving as fortresses, called Dzongs. Church and State ruling unde ... read more
Asia » Bhutan » Paro

Bhutanese Flag In 1865, Britain and Bhutan signed the Treaty of Sinchulu, under which Bhutan would receive an annual subsidy in exchange for ceding some border land. Under British influence, a monarchy was set up in 1907; three years later, a treaty was signed wher... ... read more
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