Ganteng Monastery

The Ganteng Monastery generally known as Gantey Gonpa is an important monastery of Nyinmapa school of Buddhism, the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition. It is located in the Phobjikha valley in the Wangdiphodrang district in central Bhutan. The monastery is one of the main seats of the religious tradition based on Pema Lingpa’s revelations and one of the two main centre’s of the Nyingmapa school of Buddhism in the country.Tshechu, the popular Bhutanese festival that is held all over Bhutan in all major monasteries is also held here from the 5th to the 10th days of the eighth lunar month as per the Bhutanese calendar. The festival attracts many foreign tourists.

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