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Gantey Monastery
25-APR-2010 M. Raeder - Photography

Gantey Monastery

Bhutan

Gantey Monastery sits on a hilltop overlooking the valley. The 140 Gomchen [lay priest that can marry and have a family] who take care of the monastery live in the surrounding village. The monastery was first established in 1613 by Pema Trinley who became the first Gantey Tolku [a tolku is a fully ordained monk].


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Walter O. Koenig07-Jun-2010 18:47
Fascinating architecture. What a great place.
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