Trongsa is the gateway to eastern Bhutan – a region, that sees much less tourists than Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, due to the additional time needed to get there. The town lies on a hillside and provides a beautiful view of the whitewashed and wood facades, adorned with potted plants.
Trongsa Dzong is very impressive, and often described as a dragon flying over the mountains. Ta Dzong, once the watchtower of Trongsa Dzong, now houses a museum dedicated to King Gesar of Ling, a popular hero. It gives insight into Trongsa’s history and is one of the most interesting museums in the country.
Trongsa was the seat of the first and second kings of Bhutan. Its central location in the country, on the only route that connects east and west, meant that all the country could be ruled from here. Its importance is shown in the title the crown prince of Bhutan carries: Governor of Trongsa.
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