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Paro Taktsang Monastery in Bhutan is popular among tourists and pilgrims

The Tiger’s Nest Monastery, also known as Paro Taktsang, is a magnificent temple complex built on a cliffside in Bhutan’s upper Paro valley. Both pilgrims and tourists are drawn to this Himalayan beauty by its alluring allure. According to Bhutan Live, the trek itself is a remarkable experience, offering breathtaking vistas of the Paro Valley and its verdant surroundings.

However, thanks to recent developments in drone technology, we can now get a fresh perspective of this important site, enabling us to explore the monastery in ways we previously could only have imagined.

Drones were used to capture overhead footage of Paro Taktsang, and the results are a treasure trove of breathtaking images that showcase the architectural wonder and unsurpassed beauty of the monastery. We can better appreciate the exquisite details of the temple complex, which consists of eight caves and four main temples, thanks to the drone’s bird’s-eye perspective.

Bhutan Live is a daily that reports on social, cultural, and political events in the nation.

A breathtaking sight that enthralls viewers is created by the striking contrast between the monastery’s immaculate white walls and the rocky cliffside. According to Bhutan Live, the drone video also depicts the dangerous entrance to the monastery, which includes a tiny bridge connecting the main buildings and a set of steep, rock-carved stairs.

Drones offer a distinctive viewpoint that offers an insight into Paro Taktsang’s mythological and historical fabric. In accordance with legend, Guru Padmasambhava, who is credited with bringing Buddhism to Bhutan, established the monastery in the eighth century. Local folklore holds that the Guru rode a flying tigress to this sacred location, giving rise to the moniker “Tiger’s Nest.”

According to Bhutan Live, the drone footage even shows the cave where the Guru is reputed to have meditated for an unparalleled duration of three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours.

Undoubtedly, there are difficulties involved with using drones in Paro Taktsang. Drone maneuvering is difficult due to the high altitude and severe gusts; in order to get stable video, trained and experienced operators are required.

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