Interesting Places: Taktsang Monastery

Jun 1 2011

Hanging nearly 10,000 feet off a cliff side cave is this beautiful ancient temple which is said, by legend lore of the Buddha monks to guard the lair of a Dragon. This secluded area is impossible for outsiders to enter and is kept very locked down from the public.

The monastery was built here by Tenzin Rabgye in 1692, although the caves behind the temple have history going back to the early 1040's! Quiet an engineering feat, to build a structure such as this on a sloping cliff side.

The monastery consists of four buildings and is surrounded by several smaller structures which are the living spaces for people who live and take care of this temple.

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