Taktsang Monastery
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Location Bhutan
Building Type collective housing, monastery, religious
 Construction System bearing masonry
Climate alpine
Context cliffside
Style Tibetan/Himalayan Vernacular.
Notes Sometime known as "Tak Sang" Monastery.


Discussion Taktsang Monastery Commentary

"The Tak Sang cave monastery is...[a] major pilgrimage site, perched precariously near the top of a 4,000-foot precipice. Within it is the sacred cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated."

— Robert Z. Apte, Ph.D. Three Kingdoms on the Roof of the World. Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1990. p29.

Sources on Taktsang Monastery

Robert Z. Apte. Three Kingdoms on the Roof of the World - Bhutan, Nepal, Ladakh. Photographs by Robert Z. Apte. Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1990. ISBN 0938077333. aerial photo, p8. — Available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Taktsang Monastery


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