Open Time : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Entry : free
Address : Gangtey Monastery, Phobjikha Valley, Nubding, Bhutan
Website : https://www.gangtengshedra.net/
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Why to visit Gangtey Monastery
Bhutan's lively and unique culture is one of the main reasons for the country's attraction to travellers from all over the world. Throughout the country, there are various Buddhist monasteries with stunning architecture. It belongs to the Nyingmapa Buddhist tradition and is a renowned pilgrimage and tourism destination due to its architecture and attractive setting. This monastery is surrounded by a big community, which is home to approximately 100 Buddhist monks. They now maintain and manage the entire monastery, as well as giving tours to visitors about its significance and history.
It is 16,000 feet above sea level. The monastery provides breathtaking views of the Phobjikha Valley below. If you prefer trekking, you should be aware that a route passes past this monastery if you are looking for something to do while visiting this monastery. This majestic abbey, which goes back to the 8th century, has a rich history. Gyalse Pema Thinley, the grandson of the great saint Pema Lingpa, founded it. He had a psychic dream in which Guru Rinpoche revealed the treasures he had buried in 108 treasure coves across the land. Pema Lingpa then set out on a voyage, returning with a plethora of things, including Buddhist images and scriptures.
Taking a cab is the quickest and most convenient way to get to the monastery. Outside the airport, taxis are available for hiring, and the journey to the monastery will take approximately 4 hours 30 minutes. Alternatively, buses run from the airport to Gangtey Monastery on a daily basis. You can take one of the buses to the monastery after landing.
Spring or autumn are the finest times to visit Gangtey Monastery. Summers in the monastery are also special, with the sparkling perfume of lovely blossoms at such a high altitude.
By Atharva Yeshwardhan