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Attractions in Trongsa

Trongsa is a 7-hour drive from Thimphu and a four-hour drive from Wangduephodrang situated in central Bhutan. The Trongsa Dzongkhag valley shares its boundaries with Bumthang Dzongkhag to the northeast, Wangdiphodrang Dzongkhag to the west, and Zhemgang Dzongkhag to the south. Trongsa is a mountain village with a Dzong in central Bhutan. The town lies in a valley with an elevation of 2000 meters above sea level with a total population of about 13,428. The scenery is beautiful, lush valleys filled with trees, with the Dzong, chortens, prayer flags, and high snowy mountains in the distance. One can also see yaks and a species of vultures.

The Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park lies inside the valley which of home to the world’s rare and endangered species, such as common langur, sambar, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, tiger, leopard, and some 449 species of birds. The Park also protects a larger variety of flora including the conifer in the north to chirpine or broadleaf forest in the south. The ethnic indigenous tribe of Bhutan, the Monpa, inhabits the lower park regions.

Duenmang Tsachu is one of the very important destinations for local visitors from across the country. This Tsachu  has become natural assets

This watchtower, which once guarded Trongsa Dzong against internal rebellion, stands on a promontory above the town. It was built by Chogyal Minjur

This two storied simple palace situated just above the highway in the town is the birthplace of our Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

Trongsa, the sacred and temporal heart of the country is a two day journey from Thimphu. Situated in central Bhutan

 The 23 km. drive from Trongsa to Kuenga Rabten takes about an hour and passes through open countryside high above a river gorge

En route to Trongsa is Chendebji Chorten, patterned on Kathmandu Swayambhunath Stupa, with eyes painted at the four cardinal points