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Taktsang Lhakhang - Tigers Nest -  high up on a sheer rockface
21-APR-2010 M. Raeder - Photography

Taktsang Lhakhang - Tiger's Nest - high up on a sheer rockface


Taktsang is one of the most venerated pilgrim sites in the Himalayan world. It is believed that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche meditated for three months in a cave at Taktsang and converted the Paro Valley to Buddhism. The sanctuary built on the site dates back to the 14th century.
Taktsang Lhakhang serves as a monastery.

Taktsang Lhakhang is located 2950m - 9678 ft - above sea level. The climb from the Paro valley is 800m - 2600 ft - and it is a very steep and at times narrow path. The monks that live in the Taktsang monastery travel this path on foot and together with pack horses obtain all supplies from the valley below.


Nikon D700
1/160s f/8.0 at 85.0mm iso200 full exif

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Lawrence Solum21-May-2010 16:05
Love the composition. Colors are beautifully rendered. Outstanding work. V.
Kathey Bacigalupo 15-May-2010 14:47
Deb is right! It does look like a painting! You really are an extraordinary photographer, Meggi!
Deb 15-May-2010 05:06
Gorgeous photo, Meggi. It has a painting quality about it, yet still looks like a photo. Wish I was there with you.
bill friedlander14-May-2010 23:30
Spectacular site for a sanctuary. Excellent shot to show the context. V
Kathey 14-May-2010 23:20
Incredible. Unbelievable! Is anyone allowed up there any more?
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