Bhutan is known for many
pilgrimage sites where many Buddhist saints since the 7th century
built the temples. Dzongs or fortresses are the monuments built in the 17th
century by the Great Architect, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. He was the Tibetan
saint came to Bhutan in 1616AD and unified the country, where internal disputes
were going on.
The cultural tours include
visiting the Buddhist temples and monasteries. Most of the monuments were built
between 7th and 17th century with historical background.
Every tour has hiking to the pilgrimage sites, as the monuments were built on
hilltops, sometimes without road access. The most important iconic structure in
Bhutan is Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest, perched on a rocky cliff above the Paro
valley. The hike to Tiger’s Nest takes about 5 hours (both ways), where one
would forget the tiring walk at the top and feel the real paradise on the
earth. Tiger’s Nest is the Never to Be Missed place on the