Tachog Lhakhang4 Votes
- Address: Bhutan, Paro
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Monastery
Tachog Lhakhang is a privately run Buddhist Monastery which is situated on the base of a magnificent mountain across the Pa Chu River and was constructed in the early 15th century. It was built by the great Poet and iron bridge builder Yogi Thangtong Gyalpo who constructed Dungtse Lhakhang as well as several other iron bridges throughout Tibet and Bhutan. Tachogang refers to the ‘temple of the hill of the excellent horse’ and it is said that Thangtong had the vision of a spiritual horse when he was meditating there. Thereupon he decided to construct a temple at this very spot. The area has strong historical significance and is frequented by visitors who wish to know more about the area and the temple.
How to Reach Tachog Lhakhang
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Tachog Lhakhang Reviews & Ratings
A very old monastery with an old bridge. Wonderful view of the mountain and the river. You can get a feel of the adventure if you do not take stairs and climb through an offbeat route.
It is a small Buddhist temple located on the bank of Paro Chhu(Paro river) which is about 30 minutes drive from Paro International airport. Almost all visitors traveling to Bhutan will have a glimpse of this temple as it is along the Paro-Thimphu highway. There is a small road diverted from the main road till the bridge near the temple(Tachog bridge). There are two bridges. The old bridge has got historic importance but it is currently closed most probably for safety reasons as it looks aged and another one is a new bridge where all visitors currently use to cross the river on the way to temple. However, to my eyes the old bridge still looks more historic and beautiful built with Bhutanese architecture. After crossing the bridge we have to climb a small hill for about 5-10 minutes to reach the temple. From the temple we could get beautiful view of both bridges, Paro river, Paro-Thimphu highway and the mountains around. We can even go inside the temple and make prayers and offerings. Are you coming to Bhutan? if so, then this is one of the attractions you should pay a visit. I really enjoyed the scenes around. Time of travel: July 2018 Entry fee: Free Time spent: appx. 45 mins
Nice to first see.
Quiet and peaceful, interesting bridge but not much things to see.
Tachogang lhakhang is located along Paro-Thimphu highway, It was built in the 15th century by the great iron bridge builder Yogi Thangtong Gyalpo(1385-1464),