Trashigang Dzong

Trashigang Dzong

  • Located on a mountain ledge is the Trashigang Dzong (fortress) overlooking the confluence of the Drangme Chhu and the Gamri Chhu. Trashigang Dzong is the most strategically placed Dzongs in the country because it is accessible only from the north.

  • It was founded in 1659 by Trongsa Penlop Chhogyal Minjur Tempa when the eastern region of the country was brought under Drukpa rule according to the prophecies of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to consolidate unconquerable power and unparalleled reign over the whole of the eastern regions.

  • The Dzong has an inner sanctum of a guardian deity (Goengkhang) and several other temples like the Lam Lhakhang, Guru Lhakhang, Tshogshing Lhakhang.
  • Trashigang Dzong serves as the administrative seat for the district and the Drukpa monastic community.

  • One can find Trashigang Dzong as a perfect example of a site that has been in continuous use and care by the local community. Today, it remains a hub for traditional arts and crafts, cultural events, and the locus of daily rituals and annual festivals.

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