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TRONSGA: It is about 200kms from Thimphu and currently (Jan 2017) the roads are being widened making the conditions very bad, and even worse during monsoons with the rain causing a lot of landslides on the freshly dug mountain sides. This place used to be the place of power in Bhutan before the First King came into power. He also was the Regional Governor of Trongsa prior to being crowned. Although the main town is small and located on a mountain slope, it is quite well connected are it lies on the main East-West highway and is also connected to Gelephu in the south which has access to India.
Trongsa Dzong: It is the largest Dzong and was built by Minjur Tempa after he was appointed as Trongsa Penlop in 1647. It was built on the site where a temple was built in the 14th century by Ngagi Wangchuk. The Dzong has been witness to various significant events that would eventually lay the foundation for the unification of Bhutan as a nation. The 1st and 2nd Kings of Bhutan ruled the country from this Dzong.
Trongsa Taa Dzong: The Watch tower, built to resemble an eagle with wings spread out, once guarded Trongsa Dzong from external threats, stands majestically above Trongsa Dzong. The four observation points symbolise Taag (Tiger) Seng (Lion) Chung (Garuda) Druk (Dragon). It was built by Chogyal Minjur Tempa in 1652. The Dzong houses a shrine dedicated to the epic hero, King Gesar of Ling, and it was converted into a museum in 2008. The museum has various galleries that display the historic significance of the Wangchuck Dynasty, the significance of Trongsa Dzong and some very rare historical artefacts.
Kuenga Rabten Palace: The 23 km drive from Trongsa to Kuenga Rabten takes about an hour and passes through open countryside high above a river gorge. The land slopes quite gently in this region, and farming is well developed, so there is much of interest to observe in the field and in the villages as one speeds along. As one approaches Kuenga Rabten, the Palace is clearly visible just below the main road on the right. It was the winter palace of the second King and is now looked after by the National Commission for Cultural Affairs. This pleasant afternoon excursion from Trongsa offers further insights into the early days of Bhutan's monarch.
Mangdechhu Hydro Power: Construction of the project began in 2012; it is expected to generate 720MW of power once finished. The project is a collaboration between the Indian and the Bhutanese Governments and is funded by the Indian Government on a 70% loan and 30% grant.
Chendebji Chorten: Built in the style of the great Bodhanath stupa of Nepal, was constructed by Tshering Wangchuk son of Yon-Say and the Mahasiddha Zhidag in accordance with the prophecy of the Second Gangteng Tulku Tenzin Lekpai Dhundrup in order to subdue harmful, anti religious demons. It is located 41 km west of Trongsa in Bhutan at 2430 meters in elevation. A Sambha Lhundrup Molam Chenmo festival is held there annually from the 21st to the 25th day of the 9th lunar month of the Bhutanese calendar.
Wildlife: It is a great place for birdwatching and wildlife with a lot of variation in climatic conditions. One can see Tragopans, Hornbills, Golden Langurs, deers, wild cat etc along the roads in undisturbed parts of the district.
JAMBAY LHAKHANG DRUP
MUSHROOM (MATSUTAKE) FESTIVAL
GOMPHU KORA TSHECHU
HAA SUMMER FESTIVAL
DOCHULA, DRUK WANGYEL TSHECHU