3000 meters high up in the Himalayan Mountains sits the Tiger's Nest Monastery (or Taktsang Palphug). Located near the city of Paro in the Kingdom of Bhutan, I hiked up into the mountains to find this sacred Buddhist temple complex perched on the edge of a cliff. I was also fortunate to enter inside the Monastery, which was originally built in 1692.
David Lazar is a travel photographer and musician from Brisbane, Australia, who loves to capture moments of life, beauty and culture through photography. He is drawn to locations which have a rich cultural background and he is especially interested in portrait and landscape photography. Connect with David Lazar on:
Shubhankar Basu david this is one of my favorite places in the world.. been here 5 times.. and cant get enough of it..
gr8 pp work on 2011-05-22, at 00:47:57
Renan Rosa Hey hey Mr. Lazar - such a surprise to see you on a POTD..hehehehehehehehehehe...congrats again! on 2011-05-22, at 01:54:00
Tuhin Subhra Dey Magical place..Went there in 2008...Congrats Dave.. on 2011-05-22, at 02:12:15
David Lazar Renan, Shubhankar, Tuhin... nice to see you all again...
Yes it's an amazing place to be, and to finally see the tigers nest with your own eyes is really special. on 2011-05-22, at 02:18:24
Jus Medic David, congrats again on the POTD. It is a fantastic image. Now you have convinced me that I really must visit this place somewhere in the near future. Thanks :) on 2011-05-22, at 02:21:37
Jonhy Utah ...David Lazar owns Photoburst :):):). Amazing shot, David! How did you manage to get inside the monastery? on 2011-05-22, at 02:48:23
John Smith It's magical, thanks for sharing. on 2011-05-22, at 02:52:54
David haha Johny.. as for going inside, you can follow the mountain down and around to the left and where those prayer flags are you can enter the monastery. It's not open to visitors all the time though. on 2011-05-22, at 03:34:58
Jonhy Utah :) That's good to know! I thought foreigners were forbidden to visit inside. Congrats again! on 2011-05-22, at 03:41:19
Aline perfect landscape that resides in our imagination...
congrats David! on 2011-05-22, at 07:14:45
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