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Gangtey Palace Hotel - Paro
Gangtey Palace was built in late 1800s by a relative of Bhutanese Royal family and was converted into heritage hotel in 1995 that still holds the ancient architectural charm. It is located 3 km from Paro international airport towards the northeastern part of the town. Before entering the main castle, its garden offers a floral treat of a variety of plants, fruits and flowers.
Surrounded by the scenic beauty of Paro valley, Gangtey Palace offers a unique place to stay and relax in an intimacy of a family home. The hotel is set in a 20 acres apple orchard that commands superb view of the pristine Paro valley and majestic peaks of eastern Himalayan range. Fresh water to the hotel is supplied from the nearby mountain spring that is said to be protected by a legendry deity who makes sure that the sanctity of water is well maintained.
On the palace’s backyard, the surrounding hills and natural vegetation provide a peaceful respite. The traditional hot stone bath facility is also located in its backyard.
Gangtey Palace was also featured in April 1914, National Geographic’s ‘Castle in the Sky’.
Every traditional Bhutanese home has a private altar. Gangtey Palace has a beautiful traditional altar which has been displayed in several exhibition, museum and galleries in many European cities. There is an exceptional Shambala Fresco (a depiction of a parallel universe) at the altar which is one of the many prized works of art in Bhutan. The Palace also house personal collection of rare religious clay statues. Occupants in the hotel are allowed to meditate inside the quite, peaceful and solemn altar room.
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