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Mongar

Mongar

Elevation: 1,600m, 5,249ft

Location: Eastern part of the country

Area: 2,859 sq. km

Distance from Paro: 424.4 km (11 hr 36 mins)

Population: 3,502

Mongar, one of the six regions that form up eastern Bhutan borders Bumthang, Lhuentse, Pema Gatshel, and Trashigang. The region encloses a territory of 1,954 sq. km with altitudes varying from 400m to 4,000m and possesses a populace of about 38,000. The scenery is magnificent with stark cliffs gorges and thick pine woodlands. The locality is acknowledged for weavers, yarns and textiles deemed one of the choicest in the country.

Mongar town is the administrative head of the Mongar district in Eastern Bhutan. Perched on a hill, the old town area has been expanded extensively in recent years, making the town one of the region’s largest settlements. Mongar is the fastest-developing dzongkhag in eastern Bhutan. Mongar is noted for its lemon grass, a plant that can be used to produce essential oil. It also has a hydropower plant on the Kuri Chhu river.

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Popular Attractions in Mongar

Mongar Dzong was built in 1930 and its composition was like Lamai Goenpa in Bumthang, the palace of the 1st King Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck.

The Yagang Lhakhang is an alone-owned monastery established by Lama Sangdag, the 6th child of Terton Pema Lingpa. It is a 20-minute hike

Ani Choten Zangmo, Pema Lingpa’s granddaughter, who took off from Bumthang to avoid a proposition of wedding from the resident king

Zhongar Dzong in Mongar is distinguishable from the Mongar-Bumthang Highway, a few kilometers from Lingmethang

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Popular Hotels & Accommodations in Mongar

Druk Zhongar building is one amongst the newer institution situated in Mongar city with trendy facilities.Hotel’s rooms equipped with TV and fans

Hotel Druk Zom Mongar is located about 1 km before reaching Mongar town. Sitting on top of a hill, from the hotel one can get clear view

Trogon Villa Lodge is a small and cozy eco-lodge that provides the comfort and luxury expected of a 3-star boutique hotel meant to cater to tourists

Wangchuk Hotel Mongar is the finest hotel in Mongar town, fairly a new hotel opened only in 2007. Like other sister properties the Wangchuk Hotel