Introducing Southern Dzongkhags
The two dzongkhags (administrative districts) of Zhemgang and Sarpang lie on the southern border of central Bhutan. The region is now open to tourism and offers a remote alternative entry or exit route into Bhutan. The region around Zhemgang was once a collection of tiny principalities, collectively known as Khyeng, absorbed into Bhutan in the 17th century.
For tourists the main highlight is Royal Manas National Park, which offers wildlife enthusiasts an amazing experience in an area of extreme biodiversity.