Places To Visit In Trongsa

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1. Trongsa Dzong

Trongsa Dzong
4.5 /5

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Trongsa Dzong is the largest and one of the most majestic dzongs in Bhutan and is a magnificent structure located on a ridge that overlooks the Mangde Chhu river. To it's South, it drops sharply into clouds and mist. There are two ways to reach this Dzong- Mangdue foot trail, which is a steep climb towards the Eastern gate and the other is a more leisurely walk to the Western entrance.

2. Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park

Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park

33 km
from city center
2 out of 6
places to visit in Trongsa

A perfect example of serenity in nature, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park is one of the country's largest national park areawise. Located in Trongsa and occupying parts of other districts such as Wangdue Phodrang also, it is a popular birdwatching spot in Bhutan.

3. Chendebji Chorten

Chendebji Chorten
3.8 /5

16 km
from city center
3 out of 6
places to visit in Trongsa

Chendebji Chorten is located on a beautiful gorge and is a stop on the way from Thimphu to Trongsa. It is believed to be located where the three ridges and the three edges of the sky meet. It is an important site for religious practices and bears resemblance to the Bouddhanath stupa in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal. There is also a prayer wall beside it. The chorten attracts a lot of tourist during the Sambha Lhundrup Molam Chenmo Festival, it is also popular as a tourist spot with a restaurant that has opened nearby.

4. Thruepang Palace

Thruepang Palace
4.2 /5

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Thruepang Palace is situated just a little ahead of the Trongsa Dzong near the local vegetable market. This palace was built by the second King Jigme Wangchuck and is the birthplace of the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It is not very grand and resembles a large house with a courtyard. This courtyard has a number of traditional houses which were used by the entourage of the King when he used to come to stay. It is symbolic of the lifestyle led by the monarchs who used to change valleys as per the season. The palace also contains valuable traditional paintings and is still used by the present King to reside in when he travels through Trongsa. It is advisable to follow appropriate clothing etiquette while visiting the Palace.

5. Kuenga Rabten Palace

Kuenga Rabten Palace
3.8 /5

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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.

6. Mangdue Foot Trail

Mangdue Foot Trail
3.7 /5

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The Mangdue Foot Trail is a wonderful option for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. It is a trail that begins from the Viewpoint restaurant and goes through the forest of pine and Rhododendrons and ends at the Western gate of the Trongsa Dzong. The entire trek covers a distance of about 14 km and should approximately take about two and a half hours.

FAQs on Trongsa

How can I commute within Trongsa?

The attractive spots in Trongsa are situated close to each other and can hence be covered by foot. However, one could opt for hired cabs but this might prove to be slightly on the expensive side.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Trongsa?

The top sightseeing places in Trongsa are Trongsa Dzong, Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park, Chendebji Chorten, Thruepang Palace, Kuenga Rabten Palace, Semji Village.
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