Centre of administrative and religious for the people of Trashi Yangtshe attached to the border of north-east Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh. In the year 1992 the region was carved out from Trashigang to separate District. The region is famous for its wooden containers and bowls.
The Tibetan Prince Lhasey Tshangpa’s son who sought refuge in Bhutan after the exile from his country is said to be the one who established the Dzong and the Bridge and Terton Pema Lingpa has reconstructed and named as Trashi Yangtshe which now houses the monastic body and othrer sacred relics including Avaloketeshvara oferred by the deity of the river. It is located on a small spur flanked by Kholong Chu and Dongdi Chu, Cantilever bridge over Kolong Chu is linked with the Dzong.
Bodnath Stupa in Nepal resembles the style and structure of the Chorten Kora constructed in 1740 by Lam Ngawang Loday. During the second month of the lunar calendar the important and interesting celebrations known as “Kora” will be attained by not only the locals from the eastern Bhutan but also the people from Arunachal Pradesh of India.
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A visit to the traditional institute of Arts and Crafts above the town will provide you with an insight into the different arts and craft works practiced in Bhutan. The institute started a few years back and with support from the Government, trains many school drop outs in the arts and crafts.
Black Necked Cranes from nearby Tibet fly over to this place to pass the winter months in a warmer climate every year. One may also visit farm houses churning out bowls, cups and plates of wood. From Bomdeling an hour walk through the paddy fields and steady climb ove the woodlands will take you to the Rigsum Goenba which was founded in 18th century.
The Dzong was built by Lhawsey Tshampa in the 8th century AD a Tibetan Prince who sought refuge in the region. The ruins are still standing and surrounding it, one can come across the remnants of the settlement such as large stones used for pounding grains. Those things will give you the glimpse of ancient Bhutan.
It is one of the famous places where Guru Rinpochhe meditated in order to subdue demons which dwelt in a huge black rock. The temple of Gom Kora is set on a small alluvial plateau overlooking the Dangmechu River, surrounded by the rice fields and clumps of banana trees; it looks like an oasis in an arid landscape. Lots of attractions will be drawn in the spring annual Tshechu of Three days with pilgrims coming as far as form Arunachal Pradesh, India.
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