Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge
Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge
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  • Peter R
    Dartford, United Kingdom1,245 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First stop on our tour
    This was the first stop after having landed at Paro airport. The bridge crosses the Pa Chhu river to the Tachog Lhakhang temple. The bridge is of Iron chain construction and is heavily decorated with pray flags. You cross the river on a newer suspension bridge beside the Iron chain bridge, itself being also heavily decorated with pray flags. The surrounding area is very picturesque with mountains rising away from the river.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Charles_and_Susan
    Nottingham, United Kingdom7,170 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old iron link bridge
    There's a newer bridge alongside this old one and you now cross over on that. This bridge is made from handmade iron chain links and you can see that they are all slightly different. There's a small chapel across the other side of the river with mini chortens and a monastery a bit further up.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Tonci
    Croatia45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice break between Paro and Thimphu
    After landing at the Paro airport, on the way to Thimphu, we stopped by this monastery and its suspension bridge. The old suspension bridge is closed due to dilapidation, and the new bridge is located right next to it. We reached the monastery, and entry into the monastery is not allowed to visitors, but only to monks.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2024
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Tonci
Croatia45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
After landing at the Paro airport, on the way to Thimphu, we stopped by this monastery and its suspension bridge. The old suspension bridge is closed due to dilapidation, and the new bridge is located right next to it. We reached the monastery, and entry into the monastery is not allowed to visitors, but only to monks.
Written 20 March 2024
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK7,170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
There's a newer bridge alongside this old one and you now cross over on that. This bridge is made from handmade iron chain links and you can see that they are all slightly different. There's a small chapel across the other side of the river with mini chortens and a monastery a bit further up.
Written 30 December 2023
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Suresh Kumar
Bengaluru, India2,736 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
 600 year old iron chain suspension bridge of remarkable beauty, design and strength
 The iron used in constructing the hand-forged links was exceptionally durable, allowing the bridge to survive until 1969
 At the base of mountain enroute Paro, on the river
 Peaceful ambience with stunning views
 Rafting possibility in the river
 Treat to see the rushing waters, and the majestic mountains
Written 2 November 2023
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Peter R
Dartford, UK1,245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was the first stop after having landed at Paro airport. The bridge crosses the Pa Chhu river to the Tachog Lhakhang temple. The bridge is of Iron chain construction and is heavily decorated with pray flags. You cross the river on a newer suspension bridge beside the Iron chain bridge, itself being also heavily decorated with pray flags. The surrounding area is very picturesque with mountains rising away from the river.
Written 29 October 2023
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Leong K
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I tried crossing it but stopped halfway due to strong wind and motion sickness. The scenery was beautiful.
Written 26 April 2023
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BOOK BHUTAN TOUR
Thimphu, Bhutan437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Drupchen Thangtong Gyalpo (also known as ‘Chagzampa’, the man who built iron bridges) left behind him the legend of his architecture in building iron bridges and iron-framed wooden boats all over the places he visited. Bhutan was one of those places where he built eight iron bridges and also established the monastery of Dungtse in the central valley of Paro.
Written 2 April 2023
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Namgay Adventure Travels
Thimphu, Bhutan295 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The sound of the flowing water below adds to the exhilarating atmosphere and serene beauty of the setting. While it is safe to cross, visitors should be advised that the bridge may be slick and should wear proper footwear. When you get at the temple, you can explore and take in the wonderful architecture as well as the intricate carvings and murals.
Written 19 January 2023
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White Mountain
Thimphu, Bhutan568 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
It’s refreshing, gateway from hustling and bustling city of Paro and Thimphu. Visit the sacred monastery above and have packed lunches by the Pa Chu flowing underneath the bridge. Serene air and clean surrounding.
Written 9 August 2020
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ2,439 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge is more popularly known as the "Iron Chain Bridge". This bridge crosses the Paro Chhu River to a small Dzong (fortress). It has been estimated that this bridge is over 600 years old, and that this is the first bridge to have ever been built in Bhutan.
Nice place to visit here at the Bridge and the surrounding canyon and river scenery is quite nice!
Written 23 May 2020
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hara r
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I'm a sucker for suspension bridges, and this one didn't disappoint. You have great views of the river from either side of the bridge, and it made for some excellent photo opps.
Written 12 March 2020
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