Trashigang, called the 'Jewel of the East', is a beautiful hill station located in Eastern Bhutan, spread across an altitude ranging from 600 m to over 4000 m. It is the largest district of Bhutan and is immensely beautiful and serene. Trashigang is also a renowned town for trade-in Bhutan, serving as a vital trade centre on the trade route between Assam and Tibet.
One of the most famous tourist spots you will find here is the Trashigang Dzong or 'The Fortress of the Auspicious Hill'. Built-in 1659, the purpose of this majestic fort was to defend the town against Tibetan invasions and is now a prominent tourist-spot in Eastern Bhutan. Radhi village, known for its rice fields and skills of weavers, is a must-visit location when you are in this side of Bhutan. The town's old bazaar area around the prayer wheel is an excellent place to shop for clothes, eatables and Bhutanese goods.
An interesting fact about Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary is that it's known to house the Black-rumped Magpie and Migoi (a type of Yeti whose existence is believed by Bhutanese). Dangme Chhu, Bhutan's largest river, also flows through this district and offers a great scenic view. The district also has its own domestic airport Yonphula domestic airport.
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