The town of Trashigang is high up on a mountain. Trashigang lies in the far east of Bhutan, and is the country’s largest district. Trashigang town, on the hillside above the Gamri Chu (river), was once the center for a busy trade with Tibet. Today it is the junction of the east-west highway, with road connections to Samdrup Jongkhar and then into the Indian state of Assam The town remains the center of religious and secular activity in the east and is a growing commercial center. This town is also the principle market place for the semi-nomadic people of Merak and Sakteng, whose way of dress is unique in Bhutan.
Built in 1659, the Dzong serves as the administrative seat for the district as well as the home of the monk body. The Dzong commands a remarkable view over the surrounding countryside.
The journey from Trashigang passes through Kanglung, a small hamlet where Bhutan’s only college, Sherubtse or Peak of Knowledge is located. Further south along the road is Khaling where one can visit a weaving center and a school for the blind.
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