Trashigang

Bhutan

(Bhutan)

Trashigang is the country’s largest district that lies on the banks of the Gamri Chhu river. It is the junction of the east-west highway connecting to Samdrup Jongkhar and then to Assam. The town is also used as the market place for the semi nomadic people from Merak and Sakteng. The Trashigang Dzong was built in 1659 and serves as the administrative seat for the district.


Trashigang is the country’s largest district that lies on the banks of the Gamri Chhu river. It is the junction of the east-west highway connecting to Samdrup Jongkhar and then to Assam. The town is also used as the market place for the semi nomadic people from Merak and Sakteng. The Trashigang Dzong was built in 1659 and serves as the administrative seat for the district. The temple of Gom Kora is set on a small alluvial plateau overlooking the river, surrounded by rice fields and banana trees. Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated here in order to subdue a demon. Zorig Chusum is an art and craft institute that was opened in 1997 to provide vocational training opportunities to those who do not go for higher education. The school strives to produce technically proficient craftspeople, while providing them with a basic educational foundation. If you feel tired after all the sightseeing, then Karmapa Restaurant and Bar in the Druk Deothjung Hotel is a great place to relax and unwind with a beer. You can also stop at the Eastern Rural Handicraft on the way to buy traditional boots, masks, woolens and weavings for yourself and also to give away as souvenirs.

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