Gangtey Monastery
Gangtey Monastery
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Peter R
Dartford, UK1,207 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We arrived at the Monastery mid Sunday afternoon during a Buddhist service and stood with the local people to listen to Monks playing and chanting. The monastery is beautiful with amazing wood carvings and colourfully painted buddha’s. This was our entrance to the Phobjikha valley.
Written 30 October 2023
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,444 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is probably the most beautifully decorated monastery in Bhutan. At list of the ones I saw. We got there just in time to see the festival which was an unexpected benefit. The road to the Phobjikha Valley and Gangtey is not of the best condition but the views are great.
Written 13 October 2023
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ankur kandoi
Siliguri, India779 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
its a beautifully built monastery where they teach Buddhism !!
can visit this place if in ghantey !!!
Written 28 March 2023
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Namgay Adventure Travels
Thimphu, Bhutan125 contributions
Feb 2023
I just sat there below the ancient confir trees, listened to the crows, looked at the multiple humble villages down the valley filled with gratitude for all the blessing in my life.
Written 12 March 2023
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Harshvardhan Sekhsaria
Mumbai, India578 contributions
Dec 2021
Loved this monastery, very very beautiful, it was quite different compared to the ones in Thimphu and Paro
Written 31 May 2022
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RainhillBen
St Helens, UK20 contributions
Feb 2020
Our guide was related to the Abbot. It was interesting to be able to observe first-hand the running of such monasteries, especially one that has special celebrations that are of national importance.
Written 9 March 2020
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Stephen M
Canberra41 contributions
Oct 2019
It may be a lengthy drive from Thimpu although all on sealed roads but this place is magical. It is like a hidden valley with the Monastery as the obvious feature. There is scenery in abundance and plenty of walking available.
Written 15 February 2020
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Dee255
Utrecht, The Netherlands157 contributions
Jan 2020
Monastery is currently under renovation but you can visit the temples inside. Beautiful architecture. One of the temple inside contained piles of old scriptures.
Written 19 January 2020
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Ramakrishnan R
Mumbai, India811 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
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 the royalty whenever they visit. The music is melodious and the dance gentle and pleasing. It gets crowded inside...they should plan for more visitors in future.
Written 14 November 2019
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Susan E
Philadelphia, PA1,041 contributions
Oct 2018
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
Written 23 August 2019
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