Explore one of the largest dzong fortress in Bhutan - Trashigang Dzong
Trashigang Dzong, one of the most largest dzongs in Bhutan, is an imposing fortress in Trashigang District. The dzong was built in 1659 to protect the country from external invasions from Tibet and situated on the top of a ledge with steep cliffs on three sides overlooking the Drangme Chhu River. Due to its tactical location, Trashigang Dzong is regarded as one of the most strategically placed dzongs in Bhutan and plays a crucial part in the national defense. As an important stronghold of Eastern Bhutan for over 300 years, the present dzong was enlarged in 1936. Unfortunately, Trashigang Dzong suffered a damage after the earthquake in 2009 then several restorations have been executed to preserve its original structure. As many other dzongs across the country, Trashigang also houses monastic part besides being the central administrative center of the district. Strolling along the buliding's hallways and marvelling at the gorgeous architecture of the historical site would be highlight during your journey to Eastern Bhutan.