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Book rooms at Gangtey Palace Hotel Paro, Bhutan

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. gangteypalace-paro Bhutan

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’.
Gangtey Palace proud itself towards its traditional approach to hospitality. Here rooms  are Bhutanese in style & décor’ and all guestrooms offer en-suite bathroom facilities. The rooms in the Utsi (main building) display a five layered carved decoration denoting the aristocratic standing of the house. The outside wall of the Utsi is over 10 feet thick providing its fortification. In the true style of Bhutanese architecture the stone and mud walls provide insulation in the Winter and a cool environment in Summer.

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.
Contact details :
Gangtey Palace
Post Box Number : 1218
Taju, Paro, Bhutan
Telephone : +975 8 271301
Fax : +975 8 271452
www.gangteypalace.com

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