And Bhutan’s most impressive goemba is….

… Taktshang Goemba or Tiger’s Nest Monastery to you and me.  While it’s true we had a harder time getting there than Guru Rimpoche who flew to its site on the back of a tigress as we had to hike up to it, it was well worth the climb including the 1,400 steps at the end. The monastery seems to defy gravity clinging onto the side of the sheer vertical cliff (apparently held there by the hairs of angels).


Our last day of sight-seeing also included Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest temples.  Apparently this temple was one of 108 temples built on one single night to pin down (and stop) a giant ogress who was thwarting the establishment of Buddhism (there are 2 such temples in Bhutan and the other 106 were built in Tibet and Nepal).

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