This monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, is considered to be one of the holiest places in Bhutan and the Himalayas. Mounted on a high granite cliff, the monastery was established for meditation. It was built in the 8th century and it is said that Guru Rimpoche, the second Buddha, who flew here from Kurtoe valley on the back of a flying tigress ,meditated here. The monastery is perched on a rocky ledge with a drop of about 800m and it overlooks the Paro river and valley.
This was built at the confluence of the two rivers Pho Chuu and Mo Chuu, which mean father and mother. When it was built, it also served as a protective fortress and therefore was built at a geographically commanding position. It is the second oldest in the country and hosts a festival called Demoche every year.
This monastery was built in 1688 over a cave where meditation and miracles used to take place. It is said that it was built in only two months, including the six temples within. It is locatd ten miles north of Thimphu.
This monastery is called as the door to heaven due to the spectacular views it offers. It is the largest monastery in the country and was built in 1648. It has a strategic position- anyone visiting the area would have to visit the monastery and it offered the perfect position to survey the landscape.
This market takes place on both banks of the Wang Chhu, just north of Changlimithang Stadium. Shops are open Thursday through Sunday, and offer a variety of food, handicraft and gems.
Markets in Bhutan offer a variety of products like carpets,jewellery, silver, colorful masks, bronzes, hand-woven bamboo items and Bhutanese wooden products can be bought as souvenirs. They also have traditional attire like the kira and gho for sale, along with Buddhist and religious paintings and ritual items.
Archery is the national sport of Bhutan and there are regular competitions held in the country. Sports in Bhutan include both traditional Bhutanese and modern international games. Khuru, soksom, pundo, and digor are some of the other sports in Bhutan. Football is the most popular sport in the country, and the people also play futsal, a traditional variation of football. Cricket is also played widely in Bhutan, and the country has national teams for almost all sports.
Day excursions are organized in almost all major cities with tourist attractions -1.PARO