The clocktower overlooks the small park near the old part of town.
The prayer wheel under the clocktower usually shelters a few of Mongar's old-timers shooting the breeze.
A short drive west of town is this little-visited but interesting lhakhang, founded in the 16th century by the son of Pema Lingpa. As...
Lotus Pond Restaurant
For a change of scene seek out this cheerful local restaurant with an ambitious menu including Bhutanese, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and...
Mongar Dzong information
The Mongar Dzong was established in 1930 to replace the original Shongar Dzong, although the original utse (central tower) dates from an earlier age. It's unusual because it has two entrances. There are four lhakhangs in the utse, including a goenkhang (chapel dedicated to protective deities) and a Sangay Lhakhang.
The week-long Mongar tsechu is held here in November (seventh to the 10th days of the 10th lunar month).