In the center of Bhutan and four hours by road from Wangdue Phodrang, Trongsa offers a welcome rest to travelers. Trongsa is an ancestral home of the present royal family.
Trongsa Dzong is an impregnable fortress; the Dzong itself is a labyrinth of temples, corridors and offices holding court over the local community. It is built on many levels into the side of a hill and can be seen from every approach to Trongsa.
Monuments to visit in Trongsa
- Chendebji Monastery: This monastery is patterned after Swayambhunath in Kathmandu and was built in the 19th century by Lama Shida, from Tibet , to cover the remains of an evil spirit thet was killed at this spot.
- Trongsa Dzong: The most impress Dzong in Bhutan , built in its present from in 1644 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa, Tempa, and the official who was sent by Shabdrung to unify eastern Bhutan and enlarged at the end of the 17th century by Desi Tenzin Rabgay. The Trongsa Dzong is the ancestral home of the end present Royal Family and first two hereditary kings ruled Bhutan from this Dzong.
- Ta Dzong: There are three watchtowers on the hill to the east of the dzong, and it’s worth making the short climb for the view and to take a brief look at the Ta Dzong.