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Eastern Bhutan

Trashigang, Bhutan

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Largest and densely populated district in eastern Bhutan, and once was the center of trade with Tibet. Agriculture is the main source of income to the people of this Dzongkhag and it is the junction of the east-west highway with the road connecting to Samdrupjongkhar and then to Assam, India. Trashigang Dzong Meaning the “Fortress of Auspicious Mount” was built in 1659 by Kudung Pekar chopel, originally planned by Chhoegyel Minjure Tempa. Recently renovated and serves as the administrative seat of the Dzongkhag.

Trashi Yangtse

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Meaning “Fortress of Auspicious Fortune” was rebuilt from the ruins of Dongdi dzong in 1656 by Terton Pema Lingpa. It was renovated and consecrated in 2005. It is also home to the black-necked crane and border to Arunachal Pradesh in India. It’s also known for its Wildlife Sanctuary at Bumdelling. Chorten Kora Built in 1740 by Lama Nawang Loday and patterned on the stupa of Boudhanath in Kathmandu, Nepal. Devotees from Merak, Sakteng and Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh neighboring Indian state) visit for Chorten Kora festival.