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TRASHIGANG
On the bank of Gamri Chhu River is Trashigang, the country's largest district. It was once the centre of a busy trade route with Tibet, today it is the junction of east-west highway with the road that connects Samdrup Jongkhar and the Indian State of Assam. This town is also the main market place for the semi nomadic people from Merak and Sakteng whose costumes are unique in Bhutan.

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TRASHIGANG DZONG
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.

GOM KORA
24 km from Trashigang, the temple of Gom Kora is set on a small alluvial plateau overlooking the river. Surrounded by rice fields and clumps of banana tress, it looks like an oasis in an arid landscape. It is one of the famous places where Guru Rinpoche meditated.

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TRASHIYANGTSE
Trashiyangtse is a rapidly growing town and administrative center of the district. Trashiyangtse is famous for its wooden containers and bowls, which make inexpensive, attractive and useful mementos of a visit to this remote region.

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CHORTEN KORA
This dazzling white Stupa is situated on the riverbank below the town. Constructed in 1740 by Lama Ngawang Loday, it is built in the same style as Bodhnath stupa in Nepal, with eyes painted at the four cardinal points.

BOMDELING
A is a pleasant walk of about three hours from Chorten Kora. It is the place where an annual migratory black-necked cranes, that fly over from nearby Tibet spend the winter months in search of a warmer climate.

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MONGAR
The journey from Bumthang to Mongar is one of the most beautiful drives of the country crossing 4,000m high Thrumshingla pass. Gushing waterfalls, steep cliffs with even steeper drops, blazing flowers and constantly changing vegetation give the opportunity to see the varies topography of the region.

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MONGAR DZONG
This is Bhutan’s newest Dzong built in 1930s, it uses the same method and traditions of no drawings and nails as in all Dzongs of Bhutan. Showcasing the Bhutanese architecture that thrived through the centuries, the Dzong is a fairly popular.

LHUNTSE
Lhuntse has a landscape here is spectacular with stark cliffs and gorges and dense coniferous forests. The region is notably famed for its weavers and their special textiles are generally considered to be the best in the country. The Kurtoe region of Lhuntse is also the ancestral home of royal dynasty.
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