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Gangtey Monastery, Wangdue

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Take in the ornately decorated architecture of Gangtey Monastery, which dates back to 1614 and sits in a picturesque pine forests. An important Buddhist school as well as a place of worship, this monastery hosts several significant festivals throughout the year. For Gangtey Monastery and beyond, use our Wangdue Phodrang District vacation route planner to get the most from your Wangdue Phodrang District vacation.
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  • We visited the Gompa while returning from Fobjikha to visit Bumthang valley. The morning is the best time to visit the place as we are not likely to see any visitor at that time. You can pray in silen...  more »
  • This was my absolute favourite of the monasteries we visited. It has the most intricate designs and artwork that were so incredible that I found hard to put into words. At every turn both inside and o...  more »
  • This is a typical monastery of Bhutan with beautiful woodwork and colourful paintings. The offering of colorful silk cloth strips and variety of food items are equally fascinating  more »
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  • Awesome Place, pretty interesting story behind the monastery. Located in Central Bhutan, in the famous Phobjhikha Valley, which is famous for Black Necked Cranes, in the Wangdue Phodrang district, is a must visit place. This place is famous for Tantric Buddhism. Must visit, especially during winters.
  • The seat of Gangteng trulkus
  • I love my village
  • It a place where almost 85 % of tourist who came to Bhutan are like to visit
  • A tranquil place where you can watch monks study and create works of art.