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Gangtey Monastery

Location : Phobjikha

The Gangteng Monastery (Dzongkha: སྒང་སྟེང་དགོན་པ sometimes written "Gangtey Gonpa", is an important monastery of Nyingmapa school of Buddhism, the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition located in the Wangdue Phodrang District in central Bhutan. The Monastery also known by the Gangten village that surrounds it, is in the Phobjika Valley where winter visitors ? the Black-necked Cranes ? visit central Bhutan to roost and in the process circle the monastery three times on arrival and repeat the process while returning to Tibet. The Monastery has a hoary history traced to early 17th century, backed to prophecies made by the well known Terton (treasure finder) Pema Lingpa in the late 15th century.


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Gangteng Monastery
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