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PEMA GATSHEL: The name of the district translates to “The Blissful lotus land” which is attributed to its landscape which resembles a lotus flower. It is one of the most disconnected districts of Bhutan. Most parts of the district does not have access from within Bhutan and has to be accessed from the Indian border. Almost 45% of the total land is cultivated near the rural and urban areas. Oranges and potatoes are the main cash crop for the people. The district is known for products like Dung (large trumpet for religious use), Jali (smaller trumpets for religious use) and local incense. The availability of Gypsum has encouraged the construction of Bhutan’s largest cement factory.

Pema Gatshel Dzong: The ‘Bissful Lotus Fortress’ is believed to have been given by His Holiness Kyabje Dudjom Rinpochhe in the late 1960’s. Prior to this, the district was known as Khedung.

Youngla Goenpa: It is considered one of the most sacred shrines in eastern Bhutan. Locals verbal history says that Jigme Namgyal, the First King’s father used this place as a base for religious ceremonies during the Duar Wars in the 2nd half of the 19th century.

Dungsam Cement Factory: It is the largest producer of cement in the country and distributes under the brand Dragon Cement.


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