A Trip to …


… the side of a mountain. A mountain in Bhutan, to be exact, and a Tibetan monastery perched on the side of that mountain …

Taktsang in Bhutan

Makes an awesome desktop photo!

A little history:  Taktsang Dzong or Paro Taktsang (spa phro stag tshang / spa gro stag tshang), also known as Taktsang Monastery or the The Tiger’s Nest, is a prominent Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Nyingma (Red Hat Sect), located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley, Bhutan. It was built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup (stag tshang seng ge bsam grub) cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three months in the 8th century.

It is no wonder that the Apso is a “sturdy little mountain dog!”

One Reply to “A Trip to …”

  1. I believe I have seen a similar version of this in Second Life — how nice to see the real thing. I love the connection to the Apso as well. Dogs are a joy — I have an Italian Greyhound and every day I’m so thankful for him.

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