Trashigang Dzong

Trashigang Dzong is a fortress and monastery located on a hilltop overlooking the town of Trashigang in eastern Bhutan. It was built in the 17th century and is one of the largest and most impressive dzongs in Bhutan.

The dzong is a massive structure with thick walls and towers that give it the appearance of a fortress. Inside the dzong, visitors can explore the temple, courtyards, and other buildings. The temple is dedicated to the Drukpa Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism and houses many valuable religious artifacts.

Trashigang Dzong is also an important administrative center in the region and is home to the district government offices. It is a popular destination for cultural and religious tours, and visitors can observe the daily life and practices of the monks who live and work there.

In addition to its historical and cultural significance, Trashigang Dzong also offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. From the dzong, visitors can see the town of Trashigang, the Dangmechu river, and the hills and mountains beyond.

Trashigang Dzong is open to visitors year-round, but it is particularly impressive during festivals such as the Trashigang Tsechu (a religious festival that takes place in the 7th month of the Bhutanese lunar calendar, usually in October or November).