Trashigang is the Jewel of the East- Trashigang spans the easternmost comers of the kingdom, skirting up to the edge of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Trashigang is the largest district with an altitude ranging from 600m to over 4500m. Dangmechu River is located in Trashigang which is largest river in Bhutan and Trashigang town is located above Dangmechu River which has a scenic hillside.
Trashigang district has villages which are Merak and Sakteng villages which depends on live stock and they are Semi-nomadic people.They have their own way of dress style.
- Trashigang Dzong
Trashigang Dzong or “The Fortress of the Auspicious Hill’ was built in 1659, to defend against Tibetan invasions. The Dzong is strategically situated high atop a spur overlooking the Dangmechu River. According to legend it is said that upon seeing the Dzong, invading Tibetan armies remarked that the Dzong was ‘ not on the ground. It is a Sky Dzong” before retreating. It has been the political hold of Eastern Bhutan for over 300 years.
- Trashigang Festival
Trashigang Dzongkhag is the largest district in the country. Its aboriginal inhabitants are known as the Tshanglas. Trashigang dzong sits majestically on a high ridge overlooking the Dangmechu and the Gamrichu.
People from India Arunachal Pradesh gather Trashigang to attend Festival
On the final day, the old Thongdrol of Guru.