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Trashiyangtse

Trashiyangtse

 

A few kilometers north of Tashigang, Tashiyangtse Dzong is half-hour walk from the main road. Established in 1656, the Dzong was completely renovated in 1976. Tashiyangtse is a small village with a garden aspect and a lovely place from where to launch a couple of hour's stroll into surrounding countryside.

 

Nearby, Chorten Kora is one of only two temples in Bhutan, built in Nepalese style and is host to a great festival celebrated every year. Chorten Kora is one of the only two such stupas in Bhutan with styles similar to those found in Nepal and is host to a great festival every March which attracts all of East Bhutan's residents. The Chorten is entirely whitewashed and ideally situated next to a running brook.