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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Bhutan - Day Two

Today promises to be a very special day. The Duke and Duchess are hiking to Paro Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest monastery which dates to 1692.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Bhutan - Day Two

The monastery is near the cave where Guru Padmasambhava – who is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan – is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, and three days in the 8th century. It is a magical place that The Duke and Duchess are thrilled to be visiting. Their hike will take between 5-6 hours in total and will allow them to get a real sense of the natural and spiritual beauty of the country.

Back in Thimphu this evening, The Duke and Duchess will attend a reception for British nationals in Bhutan and Bhutanese people with strong links to the UK.

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Published 15 April 2016