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Samdrup Jongkhar

Samdrup Jongkhar

 

Samdrup Jongkhar is a small town and is located at the south-eastern part of Bhutan.  This town of Bhutan shares it's border with the Indian state of Assam.  it is at the elevation of 219m. It is the third largest town in bhutan by population and known for its coal mining contribution to the country's economy.

 

The road from Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar, completed in 1960s, enables the eastern half of the country to access and benefit from trade with the south as well as across the Indian border. There is little to see in this area, other than the busy market which straddles the border.

 

Samdrup Jongkhar is a convenient exit town for tourists who have arranged to visit the neighboring Indian state of Assam.