Trashigang – 5 Places here you can’t afford to miss

Act as a major trade route between India & Bhutan; Trashigang overlooks the beauty of wooden valley which is just like a fairy-land!

Most Valuable Jewel of the East!!

The capital of Trashigang Dzongkhag district, Trashigang is the serene town as well as the spectacular town of Bhutan. The name ‘Trashigang’ is derived from the word ‘Tshangla’ which means ‘easterner’ in the Bhutanese local language. Although it is not very urbanized, Trashigang occupies a major portion in the population of Bhutan.

Did You Know?                                                                      

•    Trashigang itself boasts a strong cultural heritage and traditions too.

•    It is the place where many groups of semi-nomadic people live.

•    It lies on a varying altitude ranging from 500 km to 3000 km.

•    Built by Chogyal Minjur Tempa, Trashigang seems to be paradise on earth.

Places You Should Not Miss In Trashigang!!

Here is the list of top places in Trashigang that are a must visit for any tourist here-

1.    ‘Trashigang Dzong Fortress’, The Oldest Monument

Situated on the steep cliffs and surrounded by the rivers Gamri Chhu & Drangme Chhu, Trashigang Dzong is bestowed with surreal beauty. Built in the 17th century, it was previously served as a defense against the Tibetan invaders.

The main attraction is the three-day annual festival- Trashigang Tshechu which is attended by a large number of people!

2.    The Sacred ‘Chorten Kora’ With Divine Power

Another prominent place in the city, Chorten Kora is an eminent stupa which you should explore while in here. It is known to be built in the late 18th century whose structure took almost a dozen years. According to the beliefs, Stupa is regarded as highly sacred among the local that guards them against demonic forces.

3.    The Tranquility & Serenity of ‘Merak Valley

Perched at an elevation of 3000m, Merak Valley is one of the spectacular places to visit in Trashigang. Also known as ‘land of broken people’, the basic lifestyle here has remained constant for 100 years. Surrounded with beautifully enthralling plains at a height, the Merak Valley is embedded with extremely beautiful vegetation which will surely make you spellbound.

4.    Feel the actual Spirituality at Trashiyangtse

While you are taking a step forward to Trashiyangtse, you’ll get the opportunity to witness beautiful colorful flags fluttering on the top hilly area.

•    The white color flags stand for respect of ancestors.

•    And the other colors flags symbolize luck and prosperity.

The road from Trashigang to Trashiyangtse is highly adventurous as well as windy too! Scary, right?

5.     ‘Khardung Anim Dratshang’, The Charismatic Monastery

Situated at Radhi village of Trashigang, it is the most iconic monastery which you should explore atleast once in a lifetime. It has become a prominent tourist attraction due to its picturesque location. The cultural heritage and unique architectural design of the monastery make it worth to visit.

Trashigang is an offbeat destination of Bhutan which allures your mind surely. So are you excited to unbox the charm of this hidden beauty? If yes, then make your holiday trip to Bhutan as soon as possible.