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Gangtey Palace is a majestic, traditional Bhutanese building which stands overlooking the town of Paro.
Gangtey Palace was built over a 100 years ago by His Highness Dawa Penjor, Uncle of the first King of Bhutan and Kusho / Penlop(Governor) of Paro Valley. The Palace belonged to the Royal Family until the 1930â€™s when it was given to a member of a prominent aristocratic family, Raja S.T Dorji. Today, his grandson is the present owner. In 1928 the Paro Penlop Tshering Penjor constructed the courtyard and renovated the the central structure as the residence for the King of Bhutan when he visited Paro.
Surrounded by the scenic beauty of Paro Valley, Gangtey Palace offers a unique place to stay and relax. In 1995 the building was converted into a hotel, yet has managed to maintain the charm and intimacy of a family home.
Gangtey Palace featured in the 1914 (April) National Geographic "castles in the sky".