TAKTSHANG MONASTERY - BHUTAN
Taktshang ( means tiger also known as Tige's Nest, the Tiger's Lair) Goemba ( Monastery ) is on a ledge with a sheer drop of 1200 m below. Taktshang consists of a number of temple buildings of which the "tpelphu" is the main one. It is believed that in the second half of the 8th century, Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhave) travelled to this place in the last of eight forms, "Dorje Drolo" on the back of a flying tigress. After his arrival he meditated in a cave. This actual cave is the most sacred place of Taktshang around which the lhakhangs or temple buildings are arranged.