Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Bhutan  /  Wangdue Phodrang District  /  Wangdue  /  Sightseeing  /  Gangtey Monastery

Gangtey Monastery, Wangdue

(75+ reviews on the web)
Landmark Tourist Spot
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.
Create a full Wangdue Phodrang District itinerary

(Wangdue Phodrang District is the nearest city to Gangtey Monastery)

map

Plan your trip to Wangdue Phodrang District

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Wangdue Phodrang District by other users

7 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA June, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • So beautifully carved to give you eternal peace. Moment of meditation were relaxing. Statues of Gods are very lively.  more »
  • The central building is nicely decorated with colorful woodwork and paintings. Have a closer look at the slates with carved and guilded images of Buddha behind the golden preyer wheels. The monk's qua...  more »
  • I loved watching the young monks. They behaved like normal kids. Played with street dogs, chased and teased each other. They were allowed to be kids. During praying time they were disruptive and playf...  more »
Google
  • Great and piece full
  • 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.
  • Place not to missed while in Bhutan 👍👍👍
  • The seat of Gangteng trulkus
  • I love my village