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CONTENT] Taktsang Palphug Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest, sits... News PhotoAnimal Nest,Bhutan,Cliff,Climbing,Effort,Horizontal,Outdoors,Paro,Reaching,Religion,Sitting,TimePhotographer Collection: Moment © 2012 Kristen Elsby[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Taktsang Palphug Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest, sits on a sheer cliff face 900m above Paro Valley, requiring a strenuous climb for several hours to reach the complex. Its location has been considered a sacred site for over 1,000 years and nearly 400 years ago, the original monastery and temple complex was built here. Unfortunately it was mostly destroyed in a fire in 1998 and the present architecture, aside from several temples that were not damaged at that time, is almost entirely a reconstruction. From this vantage point, there are still another 350 steps remaining - down the steep cliff face bedecked in prayer flags, across a small bridge over a waterfall, and up more steps - before reaching the monastery itself.