Gangtey

Gagtey monestriesGangtey Goenpa is on the way to Tongsa. Its almost 60 KMs away from Wangdue and the way is covered by the dense forests, mainly made up of oak trees and Rhododendrons. Gangtey Goenpa is the only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan and is situated on a ridge overlooking the Phobjikha Valley. According to a legend Gangtey Goenpa was founded by the grandson of Pema lingpa, Gyalse Pema Thinley in 1613 and later was expanded by Tenzin Legpau Dhendup. It is currently undergoing a major renovation scheduled to be completed by 2008.

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