Gangtey monastery & Phojikha Vally
The Gangtey Monastery, also known as Gangtey Goenpa or Gangtey Shedra, is a prominent Buddhist monastery located in Phobjikha Valley. It was founded in the 17th century and is an important religious and educational institution. The monastery offers stunning views of the surrounding valley and is a significant pilgrimage site for Buddhists.
Gangtey monastery is located on a ridge above quaint looking village with traditional Bhutanese houses aligned beautifully along the road to the monastery. The monastery is the only Nyingmapa monastery in the western region of Bhutan.
Phobjikha Valley is a picturesque valley located in the Wangdue Phodrang District of Bhutan, a landlocked country in South Asia. It is a glacial valley renowned for its natural beauty, biodiversity, and being the winter roosting ground for the endangered black-necked cranes.