Kuenga Rabten Palace is situated around 23 km from Trongsa and it takes about an hour to reach by car. Along the drive, one could hope to see many beautiful fields and villages. This palace served as the winter home of the second King but is now the National Commission for Cultural Affairs. It has excellent woodwork, crafts and paintings and also contains statues of Guru Rinpoche and Shakyamuni. There are also very good paintings of the 35 Buddhas of Compassion and Guru Rinpoches paradise Zangdopelri. A part of it is also used as a library. A further 20-minute hike from the palace is the Karma Drubdey Nunnery, where one could visit the hostel, dining hall and main shrine. It is advisable to follow appropriate clothing etiquette.