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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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  • Interesting gompa and is the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition. Located in the revered Valley of the Black Cranes, overlooking Phobjika, this place holds some interesting stories. Lot of Buddhist...  more »
  • Gangtey Monastery is one of the Nyingma Monastery in the western part of Bhutan. It is worth to visit the Monastery first and then start hiking towards Phobjikha, where normally your hotels will be lo...  more »
  • Go here when there are few tourists. It is a working monastery which feels very authentic. The painted carvings are wonderful and the view across the valley tremendous. 
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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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