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Jakar

town in Bhutan

26km

27.5590.7333

Trashigang

(Dzongkha: བཀྲ་ཤིས་སྒང་།) – A picturesque administrative town in the east.

117km

27.333391.55
Sights

Trongsa Dzong

527m

27.4994444490.50472222

Kurjey Lhakhang

25km

27.6166666790.7

Jakar Dzong

place in Bumthang District, Bhutan

27km

27.5488888990.74361111

Singye Dzong

place in Lhuentse District, Bhutan

103km

27.9166666791.35

Trashigang Dzong

118km

27.3368333391.55144444

Paro Taktsang

Precariously perched on the edge of a 1,200 meter cliff, this monastery creates an impressive sight, and is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan. It is about a 2-to-3-hour, totally uphill hike from the parking lot to the monastery, though there is a cafe on ridge across from the Taktsang (about 90 minutes into the walk) that provides a welcome opportunity to take a rest and purchase refreshments and snacks. Taktsang was established as a sacred place for meditation by Guru Rinpoche who visited the site on his second visit to Bhutan in 747 CE, though the first monastery was not constructed until 1694. In 1998, a tragic fire destroyed most of the original buildings, but these have since been painstakingly restored to their former glory. An entry fee of Nu500 is levied on regional tourists (those who do not pay the US$ 250 day tariff). The ticket office is in the parking lot at the foot of the mountain - entry will be denied if a ticket from this office is not produced at the monastery gate. Entry is free for tourists who pay the daily tariff.

126km

27.4919111189.36348889

Drukgyal Dzong

This dzong (fortress) was built in the 16th century to commemorate a victory over the invading Tibetan forces. The fortress today lies in ruins, the elements and a fire in the 1950s having taken a toll on the site. Drukyel dzong is about 15 km from Paro.

130km

27.5030555689.3225

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Trongsa

Bhutan
Trongsa is a town in Bhutan, often known as the gateway to the east of the country.

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