Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan
The monastery buildings consist of four main temples and residential shelters designed by adapting to the rock (granite) ledges and eight caves. All the buildings are interconnected through steps and stairways made in rocks. There are a few rickety wooden bridges along the paths and stairways also to cross over.
The temple at the highest level has a frieze of Buddha. Each building has a balcony, which provides lovely views of the scenic Paro valley down below.
Special permission is required for non-Bhutanese to visit the monastery, usually granted only to practicing Buddhists on a religious retreat.
Young monk peeks out of temple.