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Gangtey Monastery, Wangdue
(4.1/5 based on 65 reviews on the web)
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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  • This monastery is of significance to Buddhists. It is located in Gangtey which is close to the Phobjhika valley (famous as black necked cranes' migration habitat). Also it is on the way (with a 60min ...  more »
  • It seemed nice from its exterior. We didn't go inside as it was the day of the festival. The grounds are huge and were able to contain quite a lot of people enjoying the performances put up by the loc...  more »
  • We were lucky enough to visit the monastery during a festival for which judgement is affected by this. The construction is bad, but nothing special, charming instead the festival more than for the show to viewers from all surrounding villages and dressed up for the party.
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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.

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