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Mongar is known for lemon grass that produces essential oil and the hydropower project on Kurichhu. In fact, though Mongar has little to offer to tourists, it is the fastest growing district in the east. The new Mongar dzong was built to replace the old Zhongar dzong, which is now in ruins. However, Mongar is a pleasant countryside and you can enjoy it on the way to Trashigang from Bumthang though it is usually dusk by the time you get there.

Mongar on Bhutan Map

Mongar on Bhutan Map

Attractions in Mongar

Mongar Dzong Fortress

Mongar Dzong Fortress in Bhutan

Although built in the 1930s and one of Bhutan’s newest dzongs, it is unusual because it has two entrances and because the monk and administrative bodies share the same courtyard. It was bbuilt to reaplce the original Zhongar Dzong. In November, the … View details

Ruins of Zhongar Dzong

Zhongar Dzong now in Ruins

A half-hour drive from Mongar town, it is half an hour’s walk from the nearest road point and now lies in shambles. … View details