Asian Architecture Info

Taktsang Dzong

Also known as
Tiger's Nest Monestary
Basic Information
Designed by Gyuelse Tanzin Rabgye
Type Palace-Castle-Fortress
More Information
  • April 19, 1998 - The monastery burns down. Three monks are killed. Hundreds of priceless artifacts are lost: paintings on silk, religious texts, and icond. The lone monk who takes care of the site is never found. The dzong is lit by hundreds of oil lamps. It is believed that one of those lamps started the blaze.
  • 2004 - The monastery reopens.