Gangety Lhakhang

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Gangtey Goempa, the Gangtey monastery, is perched a top a small hill that rises from the valley floor. The Monastery is surrounded by a large village inhabited mainly by the families of the 140 Gomchens who take care of the Monastery. In winter this families, together with the monastery's ten monks, move away to another monastery...Read more>>

Phobjikha Valley

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Phobjikha, at an altitude of 2900 m, falls under the district of Wangdue, Bhutan, and lies on the periphery of the Black Mountain National Park. The valley boasts two beautiful meandering rivers, Nakay Chhu (Chhu Naap-black water) and Gay Chhu (Chhu Karp-white water).According to a local legend, the two rivers actually represent a snake and...Read more>>

Black Necked Cranes

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Phobjikha Valley (alt. 2900 meters) in the district of Wangdue, Bhutan, has been officially declared as a conservation area due to its importance as a major wintering habitat of the Grus nigricollis (Black Necked Cranes). It lies in the periphery of the northwestern tip of the Black Mountain National Park. In Bhutan, the cranes, referred as heavenly birds...Read more>>