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Attractions in Samdrup Jongkhar

Samdrup Jongkhar is the South Eastern Dzongkhag of Bhutan bordering the Assam and Arunachal Pradesh states of India. The region lies on the subtropical range with elevations ranging from 200 meters to 3,500 meters above sea level. The Samdrup Jonkhagr town or just the Samdrup town in short lies about 270 km further east of Mongar through the mountains. Samdrup Jongkhar is the largest town in eastern Bhutan. After this, on this route, lies the town of Tashigang at a distance of 180 km to the north of Samdrup.

This Dzongkhag consists of three Drungkhags: Bhangtar, Daifam, and Nganglam, and ten gewogs. The lack of a motorable road network makes the smaller settlements in the Dzongkhag remain isolated and remote. However, with the reopening of the Jongkhar Border, visitors to eastern Bhutan can receive their visas at immigration there. The Indian town of Guwahati, which is also a major airport town in the region, is just about 100 km from Samdrup Jongkhar.

The Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong is one of the newest built Dzongs in the country and it serves as the office for district administrators

Chökyi Gyatso Institute in Samdrup Jongkhar, Dewathang, Bhutan is unique. It was found as a small temple established by Dzongsar Khyentse

The Regional Mithun Breeding Farm, Arong, is situated on the pleasant hill at an elevation of 1400. It is 31 km from Samdrup Jongkhar

Spectators from region, decked out in their subtlest, gather to the courtyard of the Dzongkhag Rabdey to see the festival offer prayers and receive blessings

The three-storied Zangdo Pelri is located in the heart of the town. Zangdo Pelri means celestial abode of Guru Rinpoche