TRONGSA

Trongsa, previously Tongsa, is a town and capital of Trongsa District in central Bhutan. The name means "new village" in Dzongkha. The first temple was built in 1543 by the Drukpa lama Ngagi Wangchuk, who was the great-grandfather of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, the unifier of Bhutan.

Location: Central Bhutan, east of Wangdue Phordang
Distance from Thimphu:129 km (05 hrs)
Elevation: 2200m,

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     TRONGSA DZONG: It was built in 1648, holds a great historical importance as it was the ancient seat of the both first and second kings. Trongsa Dzong is the longest Dzong in the country.

     TA DZONG:It is a cylindrical stone structure rising five storeys, housing a collection of historical artefacts of the Royal Family.

     KUENGA RABTEN: It was the winter palace of the second King and is now looked after by the National Commission for Cultural Affairs. There is a nunnery which is about 30 minutes’ walk.

     SEMJI VILLAGE: It is an ideal place for bird watching. It is 7km drive from the town.

Other attraction: Nabji trek, Thurepang Palace.