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Attractions in Mongar

Mongar is another eastern town of Bhutan that lies between Jakar and Trashigang. Attractions in Mongar like other towns in Bhutan lie on a hilltop at an elevation of 1600 meters. The Mongar town is covered by a row of eucalyptus trees. The Mongar Dzong is on a ridge above the town. Despite being the headquarters of the district, the Mongar town is a small settlement surrounded by fields of maize. On the main street are wooden buildings. Mongar region is also known as the land of one of the earliest inhabitants, the Sharchops. The people love to decorate their houses with traditional paintings, and potted flowers and plants.

Weaving cloth on the looms is the traditional profession of the people of the Mongar region. Often the colors used in the clothes are also obtained from natural sources such as tree bark, leaves, and flowers. A new hospital is being constructed in this fastest-growing eastern town of Bhutan. The newly built regional hospital is also a Mongar Regional Referral Hospital for Eastern Bhutan. There is also a Kurichhu hydropower plant.

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

It is considered that Guru Rinpoche meditated within Phunying mountain rims for a few months while driving away the demon king Khikha-rathoed

 It was that the Tibetan demon King, Khikha-rathoed (one with a dog’s mouth and a goat’s skull) was banished into a deserted thick jungle towards the South