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The suspension bridge over the Pa Chhu at Tachog Lhakhang located along the Paro-Thimphu highway is an interesting one. With only 3 large chains serving as the backbone for the bridge, it is wrapped with metal wires. The river in the valley below is therefore clearly visible and some children were afraid to cross it on their own. Not too far away, a more stable but smaller bridge is built to allow livestock to cross the river. The Tachog Lhakhang is built by the great master architect and yogi ThangTong Gyalpo in the 14th century. He is credited with creating 108 iron chain suspension bridges throughout Tibet and Bhutan. Some are still in use today. The original bridge here was washed away in a flood in 1969 but was restored in 2005.

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  • Copyright: KW Yap (staccato) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 10] (99)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-11-01
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-14 4:59
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