One of the highlights when visiting Bhutan is a completing the hike up to Taktshang - the Tiger's Nest Monastery. Originally built in the 8th century, the present monastery was constructed in the 17th century but rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1998. This is the place where Guru Rimpoche, the 2nd Buddha, is said to have landed while riding a flying tiger in the 8th century. The monastery sits almost 2,000 feet above the valley floor and the hike up is by a steep trail about 2.5 miles long. The setting is spectacular and the day we had was unbelievably clear and bright!