Trongsa, Bhutan

Discover Trongsa

Perched on steep slopes above a river gorge, Trongsa offers spectacular views of the surrounding deep valleys. Trongsa is the central hub of the nation and is the place from where attempts at unifying the country were launched. Trongsa Dzong, the most impressive dzong (fortress monastery) of Bhutan, guards the town from its hilltop location.

Trongsa has regal connections as the King of Bhutan traditionally becomes the Trongsa Penlop (governor) before being named the Crown Prince and eventually the King.  The watchtower of Trongsa is now a museum dedicated to the Wangchuck dynasty and is a good place to learn about the history of the kingdom.

The five day Trongsa tsechu festival is observed in every monastery of Bhutan and celebrates the arrival of the celebrated Buddhist master Guru Rimpoche in the 8th century, a mark of triumph of Buddhism over evil.

Things to do in Trongsa

Some of the great things you can enjoy in Trongsa include:

  • Learn about the history of the kingdom in the watchtower museum
  • Visit the imposing Trongsa Dzong
  • Time your visit to join in the festivities at Trongsa tsechu

The best way to see Trongsa

If you would like to visit Trongsa, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays? Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you.


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