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The Gangtey Goemba is a monastery situated in the picturesque Phobjikha Valley.

The Gangtey Monastery or the Gangtey Goempa is an important monastery / temple. It lies in the Phobjikha Valley which is also renowned for being the winter home of the rare Tibetan Black Necked Cranes who migrate from central Asian plateaus to escape the harsh winters.

The monastery was established in 1613 by Peling Gyalse Rinpoche, the grandson of Trenton Pema Lingpa the great treasurer discoverer. According to a story during a visit to the Phobjikha Valley, Trenton Pema Lingpa foretold the people that one day his descendants will construct a monastery on the hills surrounding the valley and make it the seat of the Peling Tradition.

The present ruling dynasty of Bhutan is descendant of the great Trenton Pema Lingpa. The monastery is a complex of five temples that surround a main central tower. The main hall of the monastery is built in Tibetan style architecture and is made completely out of wood. [edit text]  [editors]

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