About Tamchoe Monastery
The Tamchoe Monastery is one of the most representative Paro tourist attractions and rightfully so. The monastery is locally referred to as Tachog Lhakhang which means “temple of the hill of the excellent horse.” The temple is located on the highway that connects Paro with the capital city of Thimpu.
The temple was built in 1420 by the architect Thangtong Gyalpo. It is believed that he had a vision of the Buddhist figure of Avalokiteshvara in the form of a Balaha-an or a spiritual horse, which inspired him to make the temple. You can get a gorgeous view of the Paro Chhu as well as the surrounding valleys from the monastery.
Location: Paro, Bhutan
Price: Free entry