GANTEY MONASTERY - BHUTAN
Gantey Goemba (monastery) was founded in 1613 by Pema Thinley, grandson and mind reincarnation of Pema Lingpa, which is the oldest and richest private Nyingma . The monastery rises atop a small hill from Phobjika Valley . Its golden roof has particular significance for the revered black neck cranes who migrate here from Ladakh for the winter and use the roof as a point of reference. The monastery is the biggest Nyingmapa monastery in Bhutan.