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All reviews crane festival black necked cranes worth a visit three times small village under renovation hour trek other places pine forest main temple nice location beautiful architecture all ages wood carvings central building hill overlooking flora and fauna
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the Gangtey Monastery on the day if the Black Crane Festival, which is celebrated to create awareness of this lovely bird which is now an endangered species. The local men, women and children perform dances, play games to entertain themselves, the tourists and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank 869ramakrishnanr
Reviewed 24 August 2019

This was a special stop on a photography trip through Bhutan. The monks had a special ceremony and tea for us. We were allowed to photograph during the ceremony

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan E
Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

Loved this Monastery..! it has a wonderful entrance, huge space and great history.! When we entered there we found flute and clenirate type music was going on..! The monks over there are friendly and smiling. Best thing about monastery, it was soooo colorful.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Imrul
Reviewed 31 July 2019

The Gangtey Monastery is located on a hill ridge overlooking the vast and beautiful Phobjikha valley. There is even a trail that starts down from the valley up to the Gangtey Gompa. The monastery was built in the 17th century and is considered as the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
4  Thank Fairytale S
Reviewed 16 July 2019

We got to attend some Ritual with chanting and all the traditional instruments. It is such a beautiful and peaceful place, the monks of all ages, the younger ones bubbly while the elder ones kind of serious about their task. Lovely clean, well maintained place...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank j15
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Gangtey Monestary is very beautiful site for pilgrimage and it is built on the ridge over looking Gangtey valley which is the roosting place for Black Naked Crane in winter. Worth visiting the place . Don't miss it!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KuzuBhutanTravel20l5
Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

I visited the monastery in May 2019 and it was under renovations. But it was worth visiting there. If you are person who loves cultures, and love to visit places don’t miss this place if you travel to Gangtey area. I felt really sacred and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dilinic
Reviewed 22 June 2019

Gangtey Gompa was under renovation but the main section is open for public. Enjoy the village trail on the way to Gompa.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Saurabhaca
Reviewed 1 June 2019

Over looking the beautiful Phobjikha village, glacial open valleys and the roosting ground of black necked cranes is the beautiful Gangtey monastery. It depicts the detail Bhutanese unique art and architecture. The monastery is surrounded by small village with traditional houses that adds the beauty...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BhutanSwalowtailTour
Reviewed 30 May 2019

Good monestry. Can be approached by road or by trekking. Trekking is better option. I opted trekking for return. Gave good view during trekking.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Kciff | Reviewed this property |
It is an ancient monastery sitting above an important bird sanctuary. It is a simple place where the most exciting thing to do is to sit in a stone bath. Bring your binoculars and forget about shopping. Thimphu and Paro have... More