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Tachog Lhakhang

This 14th-century Tachog Lhakhang is located on the base of a mountain across the Pa Chu on the Paro-Thimphu highway and is a must-visit temple in the Paro valley.

Built by the great master architect Thangtong Gyalpo, the temple houses some unique statues, red soil around the temple contains low-grade ore that once supplied the raw materials for iron works.

Drubthop Thangtong Gyalpo (1385-1464) was a wonder-working Tibetan saint who is believed to have originated the design of using heavy iron chains to build 108 suspension bridges throughout Tibet and Bhutan, who came to Bhutan in 1433 in search of iron ore.

He was an important Terton of the Nyingmapa lineage and attained Drubthop (great magician). to get to the temple one may walk over the iron chains that span over the Pa Chu.

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