Trashiyangtse (alt. 1700m/5580ft)
Trashiyangtse is a rapidly
town and administrative center of the district. Situated in a small
river valley, it is a lovely spot from which to take walks in the
surrounding countryside. The dzong overlooking the town was built in the
late 1990s when the new district was created. Trashiyangtse is famous
for its wooden containers and bowls, which make inexpensive, attractive
and useful mementos of a visit to this remote region.
Places of interest in and around Trashiyangtse
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. During the second month of the lunar calendar there is an
interesting celebration here, known as 'Kora'. Bomdeling A pleasant walk
of about three hours from Chorten Kora, Bomdeling is an annual migration
place for black-necked cranes, which fly over from nearby Tibet to pass
the winter months in a warmer climate.
Trashiyangtse Dzong meaning ‘Fortress of Auspicious Fortune’, was re-built in 1656 by Terton Pema Lingpa from the ruins of Dongdi Dzong of 9th century. It was further renovated and sanctified by a sacred consecration ceremony in 2005.
Excursion around Trashiyangtse
A pleasant walk of about three hours from Chorten Kora, Bomdeling is an annual migration place for black-necked craens, which fly over from nearby Tibet to pass the winter months in a warmer climate.
Ranjung Woesel Chholing
This monastery is more than half an hour drive from Trashigang town. It is a Nyingmapa monastery founded by Garab Rinpoche in 1990. One can get a good view of the valley from the monastery.