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Bhutan District - Trashigang & Trashi Yangste

 

Introduction

The largest district of Bhutan Trashigang lies on a narrow relief between Dangme Chhu and Metri Dang Chhu. It was in the past a busy center for trade route to Tibet, and today it is an important junction on the east-west highway connecting to southeast region of Samdrup Jongkhar and the Indian States of Assam. It is used as the market place for the hill people from Merak & Sakteng, who are known for their exceptional features and for their costume made of Sheep skin and Yak wool. The hat they wear is unusual but has a significance of its own. It is very different from customary Bhutanese clothing.


Attractions

Gom Kora:- 24 km from Trashigang, the temple of Gom Kora is set on a small alluvial ground carved by the Dangme Chhu. Situated behind the temple is a large black rock. It is said that Guru Rinpoche meditated in a cave in the rock and that you can see the impression of his thumb, his hat, and his body on the rock. Every spring people from all over eastern Bhutan, including nomads, circumambulate the temple and the rock throughout the night.


Tashi Yangtse:- It was formally a subdivision of Trashigang and is one of the new districts. It makes for a nice day excursion from Trashigang. It's a small, pretty, quiet town. The people are known for making wooden bowls and containers, which are said to be the best in Bhutan. Yangtse Dzong is half an hour walk from the road. Just below the town is the Chorten Kora. Every year a great two-day festival is held there.


Wildlife Sanctuaries

Bomdeling Wildlife Sanctuary Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary