Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Photo of the Week: Tiger’s Nest Monastery

  Seldom are sights alone worth long and arduous journeys. Even if Bhutan weren’t the complete travel experience; it would still be worth the effort if only to see Tiger’s Nest Monastery.   The monastery’s setting, perched high on a cliff-face, half-way up a mountain side, is stunning. Tiger’s Nest, known as Paro Taktsang, was …

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bhutanese dzong

Introducing: the Bhutanese Dzong

For centuries the dzong has repealed invasions and kept Bhutan a sovereign state. Dzongs are the mighty fortresses of Bhutan. They are an intriguing combination of monastery and government building in one. The Bhutanese Dzongs are impressive, and any trip you take to Bhutan will at include visiting at least two of them. This one, …

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