Talk about stunning. Can you believe this is a real place? This is the Tiger’s Nest (Paro Taktsang) in Paro Bhutan. It’s a sacred Buddhists sight, but it’s also a major tourist stop. (boy, it’s on my list of world wide must see) I wanted to give the clockwork princess a fantastic and interesting palace, so I based the design on this place. In my book, the princess’s palace is falling apart. But in Bhutan, this monastery is still gorgeous.
The Tiger’s nest is considered a “hanging monastery,” of which there are several around the world. Click here for a wonderful article on these breathtaking sites. I purposely placed my palace in Nepal and not Bhutan because I didn’t want to say that it was actually meant to be the Tiger’s Nest. My interpretation of the structure was only loosely based on reality.
But wow… I could just look at these photos all day. Want a nice poster?