Mongar

Bhutan

(Bhutan)

Mongar marks the beginning of Eastern Bhutan, and is one of the most beautiful places in the country. The second largest town in the sub-tropical east, Mongar is situated on the side of a hill in contrast to other towns of Western Bhutan which were built on the valley floor. The several places of interest here include the Mongar Dzong, which is one of the newest Dzongs built in the 1930s. A visit to this Dzong is a must for anyone who wants to witness how Bhutanese architecture has continued to thrive over the centuries.


Mongar marks the beginning of Eastern Bhutan, and is one of the most beautiful places in the country. The second largest town in the sub-tropical east, Mongar is situated on the side of a hill in contrast to other towns of Western Bhutan which were built on the valley floor. The several places of interest here include the Mongar Dzong, which is one of the newest Dzongs built in the 1930s. A visit to this Dzong is a must for anyone who wants to witness how Bhutanese architecture has continued to thrive over the centuries. Yakang Lhakhang is a privately owned monastery about 20 minutes from Mongar town and was founded by Lama Sangdag, the sixth son of Terton Pema Lingpa. It is of great cultural significance and a repository of a wide range of spiritual treasures and other sacred objects known to have been revealed by Terton Pema Lingpa. The Drametse Lhakhang is one of the largest and most important monastery in eastern Bhutan and was founded by the granddaughter of the famous religious master Terton Pema Lingpa (the Treasure Discoverer). The place houses a wide range of spiritual treasures and other sacred objects and is the source of spiritual inspiration to the people of Drametse and neighbouring communities. The annual religious festival, celebrated every year on the 10th day of Bhutanese calendar and locally known as Kaggsol Chenmo, Trel Da Tshechu and Daw Drugpai Choep is held here and draws hundreds of local people.

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