Tachog Lhakhang Monastery
Tachog Lhakhang Monastery is located along Paro-Thimphu highway, before chhuzom and right after Isunavillage. Tourist must actually cross one 900 years old traditional bridge ( Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo bridges) over pro river to get to the Dzong.
Tachogang meaning the ‘Temple of the hill of the excellent horse’ was built by Bhutanese legendary, the great iron bridge builder Thangtong Gyalpo (1385-1464) and is said to have built 108 of these bridges around Tibet and Bhutan. Many of them are still in use today, showing how strong and durable the bridges are.
It is said that while Thangtong Gyalpo was meditating here, he had a dream of the spiritual horse Balaha-a transmission of Avalokiteshvara. He chose there upon to construct a sanctuary at this spot, notwithstanding one of his famous iron bridges later diverted by floods in 1969. A customary style bridge with iron chains was reestablished in 2005. The dzong is secretly run by the descendents of Thangtong Gyalpo.
Tachog Lhakhang Monastery itself is private , yet can in any case be entered by voyagers if authorization is given. The Dzong is relatively small and has many natural product trees, orange and apple, around and within it. The individuals who deal with the Dzong additionally group cows, and can be considered minding to be them as you proceed with your visit around the region
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Best Time to visit Tachog Lhakhang Monastery
Despite the fact that there is no official timing for visit the monastery but it is ideal to visit it during sunshine.