Trashigang Dzong


Trashigang is located at an altitude of 1100 M in the far east of Bhutan. It is situated on the banks of the Gamri Chhu and it is the country’s largest district. In the earlier days it was a busy trade route with Tibet and today it is the junction which connects Samdrupjongkhar in the Southeast Bhutan and the central and western districts. The town is also a market place for the unique semi nomadic people of Merak and Sakten. They are unique because of their unique costumes.

Trashigang town is a small town. Because of its location and landscape it also does not have any further possibilities for expansion.

Tourist Attractions in Trashigang

Trashigang Dzong

The Trashigang Dzong was built in the year 1659 and serves as the administrative and religious seat for the Trashigang district. A remarkable view of the Trashigang country side can be seen from the Dzong.

Gom Kora

Gomphu Kora is situated 24 km from the Trashigang dzong in Trashigang in the eastern Bhutan. The name Gomphu Kora (Gomphu – “Meditation Cave”, Kora – “Circumambulation”) is derived from a cave in the place. It is said that in the 8th century, an evil spirit named Myongkhapa escaped from Samye in Tibet and concealed himself inside a rock where Gomphu Kora stands today. Guru Rinpoche meditated for three days iside a rock cave in this place and subdued the evil spirit. Gongkhar Gyal, grandson of Lhasay Tsangma, built a small shrine at Gomphu Kora around the 10th century A.D. In the 14th century, Terton Pema Lingpa, visited Gomphu Kora and enlarged the existing shrine. It was renovated and enlarged in the 15th century by Yongzin Ngagi Wangchuk, the grandfather of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. He also inscribed murals on the walls of the temple. The biggest attraction of Gomphu Kora is the circumambulation of the Gomphu Kora temple. People from all over the eastern districts come to the place to worship ad reaffirm their connection with the past lives.

Sherubtse College (Kanglung)

Serubtse College in Kanglung is used to be the fist and only college in Bhutan until establishment of other colleges since the late 90s and 2000s. The college is located about an hour drive from Trashigang town. The Yonphula domestic Airport is located at a distance of about 20 minutes’ drive from the college.

Rangshikhar Lhakhang

The Rangshikhar Lhakhang is located at a distance of 1 hours’ drive from the Trashigang Town. Most of the people visit this temple to receive blessings from the Rangshikhar Rinpoche who resides in the temple.

Rangjung Monastery

The Actual name of this monastery is Ranjung Osel Chholing Monastery. The monastery was established by Dungse Garab Dorje Rinpoche in 1989 and is located in Ranjung.

Merak and Sakteng National Park

Merak and Sakten is amoung the untouched places in Bhutan. The Place in inhabited by the semi nomadic people called the “Brokpas”. The area is a protected are and there is a trek route covering these two villages.