The region lies in the junction to the east-west high way connecting Samdrup Jongkhar and Indain State of Assam one of the country’s largest districts situated on the edge of the Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh with the average altitude ranging from 600m to over 4000m. The region has the country’s largest river “Drangmechhu”. In the recent past it was the center for a brisk trade with Tibet. Interact and enjoy the livelihood of semi-nomadic people of Merak and Sakteng, whose way of dress is unique in Bhutan.
Trashigang Dzong (fortress of the auspicious hill):
Built in 1659 after the victory of Bhutanese over enemies in all directions and enlarged by Dzongpon Dopola in 1936, the Dzong is amazingly located on the wonderful landscape which is accessible only from north.
Chador lhakang (Goemba Ringbu):
It’s an hour and half drive away from Trashigang. The Lhakang is known for fascinating tales revolving around its famous Thumb size replica of Chador, Vajrapani
One of the most venerated temples in Bhutan, its located in ten minutes drive from Bartsham, the temple dates back to the 15th century and sacred relic is the embalmed remains of its founder Kuenga Wangpo, son of Terton Pema Lingpa.
Kubijigtsham lhakang( temple of the cuckoo):
Built in the 15th century the temple is located on the other side of the valley across Dangmechhu.
Kanglung Zangdro Pelri:
22 kilometers over the high way towards Samdrup Dzongkhar, Zangdro Pelri was built in the early 1970’s at the initiative of the late Tamzhing Jagar, the Minister for Home and Cultural Affairs. Has a monastic school headed by a Khenpo apart from some of the intricately designed statues
It was founded in the late 1960’s as a school until recent past it was only higher education institute in the country. The late father Macky was its first Principal. The college now provides much needed HR for the country in various sectors. Further up the road one could visit Youngphu Lhakang which houses several sacred relics.
This temple has a Monastic school supported by HH Garab Rinpochhe, In the eastern Trashigang on a small hillock is the temple located overlooking the Rangjung town (another commercial hub in Trashigang).
Radhi Village (Rice Bowl of the East):
Terraced rice fields is an unusual experience and one can visit the traditional farm houses and peep into women folks strapped to the traditional looms. Radhi women are experts in weaving and are known for the silk textiles that has found their way into many handicraft shops in the capital town of Thimphu.
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