Religious sites rarely attract my attention, because you need to practice this religion to fully understand the site. Exception: Buddhist temples. Especially if they are cut into the rock.
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In the glorious Kingdom of Bhutan, you can find a valley that has a lot to offer you – the Paro Valley. The most interesting and famous place here is the Buddhist temple located in the rock … Taktsang Lhang, or Tigress's Nest.
Taktsang Lhang, or Tigress s Nest in Bhutan. By the way, it almost completely burned down in 1998, but was rebuilt. in Bhutan. By the way, it almost completely burned down in 1998, but was restored
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forest , on the way there will be elements of Buddhist culture, observation decks and even a cafe. The ascent takes about 2-3 hours . Medium track.
The track itself is also interesting, on the Internet there are many videos describing this track The track itself is also interesting, on the Internet there are many videos describing this track
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You can t take pictures inside the temple, so you and I can admire what is seen from the outside.
The temple is located 900 meters above the ground (absolute height is more than 3000 meters above sea level). Without visiting Taktsang Lhang, a trip to Bhutan is incomplete, so they say.
Stunning views on the way to the temple data-points = “2”> Photo: Pema Gyamtsho . Source: Unsplash
What else has the Paro Valley to offer? There are many other Buddhist buildings here! And, it seems, each has its own legend (or not a legend). For example, Kyichu Laghang Monastery was built overnight to protect Tibet from evil spirits.
Kyichu Laghang MonasteryKyichu Laghang Monastery
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Here, in Paro, there is an amazingly unique runway . You may have heard that only a few pilots are certified to fly here. This strip is called one of the most dangerous in the world.
The point is in the mountains that surround the valley. And in the way she is surrounded by them. You have to make sharp maneuvers to sit down. We need, let s say, a specially trained pilot It s in the mountains that surround the valley. And in the way she is surrounded by them. You have to make sharp maneuvers to sit down. We need, let s say, a specially trained pilot
Photo: Robert GLOD . Source: flickr . License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Do not ignore and Jigme-Dorji National Park. There are many hiking trails, various landscapes (mountain lakes, hot springs, glacial valleys, Himalayan mountain peaks), as well as many amazing animals and birds.
Mo-Chu River in Jigme-Dorji Park Mo-Chu River in Jigme-Dorji Park
Photo: AJT Johnsingh, WWF-India and NCF. Source: wikimedia commons . License: CC BY-SA 3.0
So, as you can see, there are specific landmarks here, but don t forget that this place is located in Bhutan. What do we know about Bhutan? That s it! Here everything around is insanely interesting , because we know little about this country, about their culture (not all, of course).
Food, everyday life, traditions of a new country are always interesting to me, it s like one huge attraction, only the background Food, everyday life, traditions of a new country are always interesting to me, it s like one huge attraction, only the background
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Where is Bhutan in general and how to get there if there is such a special airport? Let s take a look at the map.
Bhutan is between India and China Butane is between India and China
See how close Everest is (on the border of Nepal and China) ? So, in good weather, you will see it through the plane window when you fly with local airlines from India to Paro (there are no direct flights from Russia, that is, you need a flight from transplant). By the way, in bad weather, you simply cannot fly there.
Everest, Lhotse and Makalu from the plane window on the way from Paro to New Delhi (India) Everest, Lhotse and Makalu from the plane window on the way from Paro to New Delhi (India)
Photo: Arun Katiyar . Source: flickr . License: CC BY-SA 2.0
Important to know! To travel in Bhutan, you need to arrange with local travel agencies. This is how it works for them. They will write you permission. And you have to pay for every night of stay (from $ 200 in low season, from $ 250 in high season). The high season here is spring and autumn.
It turns out that the Paro Valley is a place where absolutely everything can be interesting . And even a temple standing so beautifully in the rock may not be your main impression.
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I love such colorful places. I am attaching a video for a better understanding of the atmosphere.
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