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Tiger's Nest Monastery
The Tiger's Nest or Paro Taktsang was first built in 1692 around a cave but it dates back to the 8th century as a mediation site. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century at this site. It is located at a cliff on the Paro valley which offers a breathtaking view.
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Buddha Dordenma Statue
Great Buddha Dordenma is a huge Shakyamuni Buddha statue which is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world, at a height of 169 feet (51.5 meters).
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Bhutan is known for its ancient culture and traditions. The Cham Dance is a lively performance with colourful masks and costumes. It is considered a form of meditation and often offers a moral instruction related to compassion.
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Trekking the scared mountains of Bhutan turns out to be a memorable experience. Whether you're looking for wilderness adventure or a spiritual journey, this Himalayan kingdom will take your heart away. The best time to go is during the clear skies of April or to enjoy the pleasant weather in October.
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Bhutan has many forts and monasteries. Bhutanese architecture consists of cluster and dzong. Dzongs in Bhutan were built as fortresses. Monasteries were built as clusters in which one or two temples are surrounded by houses for monks.
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Bhutanese cuisine is known for the use of unique and magical local ingredients like handmade cheese, dried eggplants, yak butter and betel leaves.