It’s a sleepy but pleasant town, seven hours’ drive from the Capital. You can get a fine view of the Black Mountain Range towards the southwest. A major part of the town’s population comprise of Bhutanese of Tibetan descent. Tibetans immigrated to this part of the country in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The Thruepang Palace where the third king was born is located in Trongsa but it’s closed to visitors. The small town has a great historical significance because all the kings of Bhutan were invested with the title of Trongsa Penlop before ascending the throne. The first and second Kings ruled from Trongsa.
Designed after Kathmandu’s Bodnath stupa with eyes painted at the four cardinal points, it lies en route to Trongsa. … View details
The 23-km ride from Trongsa south takes you to Kuenga Rabten. It takes about an hour and passes through rice meadows and several waterfalls. Farming is well developed in the area. Kuenga Rabten was the winter residence of the second king but now it … View details