Places To Visit In Phobjikha Valley

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Country rank: 8 out of 14 Places To Visit In Bhutan

Sub-Region: Wangdue Phodrang District

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Here are the top 9 tourist attractions to see in Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey):

1. Gangtey Goemba

Gangtey Goemba

4.5

10 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey)

The Gangtey Goemba a very significant site related to Saint Pema Lingpa, the reincarnation of Guru Rinpoche who introduced Buddhism in the country and uncovered its treasures. This monastery is located at the top of a hill and provides a magnificent view of the entire Phobjikha Valley.

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2. Kuenzang Chholing Shedra

Kuenzang Chholing Shedra

4.3

7 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey)

Located to the north of Gangtey Goemba is the Kuezang Chholing shedra, which serves as a college imparting Buddhist education to about 300 monks.

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3. Kumbhu Lhakhang

Kumbhu Lhakhang

4.2

7 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey)

From the Kuenzang Chholing Shedra, there is a dirt road by which it takes about 10 minutes to reach Kumbhu Lhakhang which is dedicated to a deity of the ancient Bon religion Sipey Gyalpo. It is considered to be spiritually refreshing to visit this place as it also doubles as a meditation centre. How...

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4. Black Necked Crane Information Centre

Black Necked Crane Information Centre

3.8

8 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey)

Ornithologists or anyone with a keen interest in birds might find this place most suitable. This place is run by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) and has an observation room with high-power telescopes and good scope for spotting the famous Black Necked Crane which migrates to the re...

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5. Nyelung Dechenling

Nyelung Dechenling

3.8

7 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey)

This temple is one of the eight residences of Nyingma Dzogchen master Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa) and is located near Amankora Gangtey Resort. The monk might indulge one in historic tales and fascinating relics and might even bless the visitor with the religious picture called Thangka which contain...

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6. Khewang Lhakhang

Khewang Lhakhang

3.7

228 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey)

This Lhakhang is situated on the eastern side of the Phobjikha Valley and is said to have been built by Tibetan sculptors in Tibetan style. Inside there are 3 statues of past, present and future Buddhas. On the third day of the ninth month of the lunar calendar, this monastery has its own festival i...

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7. Damchen Lhakhang

Damchen Lhakhang

3.7

7 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey)

This is considered to be one of the oldest Lhakhangs in the region and contains beautiful paintings. It is located in the western part of the valley.Advisable to follow proper clothing etiquette.

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8. Wangmo Hand-Woven Carpet Factory

Wangmo Hand-Woven Carpet Factory

3.6

7 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey)

This factory is run by the same owners as that of Yue Loki Guest House and contains beautiful handwoven carpets with intricate patterns and designs. It was set up by a local woman known as Dorji Wangmo in 1992.

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9. Gangtey Nature Trails and hikes

Gangtey Nature Trails and hikes

3.6

7 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey)

A wonderful option for bird-watchers and hikers alike, there are a couple of trails that could be traversed upon which range from easy to tough. The easiest option might be the 90-minute trail from a wall north of Gangtey Goemba which culminates at Khewang Lhakhang. A more difficult hike would be fr...

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