Trashigang Bhutan (Home of the weavers)
Trashigang is the Easternmost point on the highway. Eastern residents use Trashigang to trade and the town itself is usually a hive of activity - especially around the bus station where buses are frequently leaving for Thimphu and Paro in the West and Samdrup Jonkhar and India, only a few hours to the South. Trashigang is also a melting pot of hill tribe people who come in to the town to trade. In particular, the unusual Merak and Sakteng people come to Trashigang to trade yak's butter for the provisions that they need in the mountains. Merak and Sakteng are located about 50 miles East of Trashigang close to the border with India's Arunachal Pradesh. Trashigang Dzong sits on a jagged piece of land jutting out from the town and is the first land- mark that can be seen from the road winding up to Trashigang. The Dzong was built in 1659 and commands a spectacular view over the valley for which it is the administrative centre. The Dzong is significant for the fact that it only has one courtyard.
Places to Visit
- Samdruk Jongkhar
Bhutan Festival Dates
Places of interest in Trashigang
It is also called as "Dzong of Auspicious Mount". It is situated on a very steep hill overlooking the river, Drangme Chhu. It was built in 1659 by Kudung Pekar Chopel.
Ranjung Woesel Chholing
This monastry is more than half an hour drive from Trashigang town. This monastry was founded by Garab Rinpoche in 1990.