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Introducing Trongsa

Trongsa is smack in the middle of the country, set at the strategic junction of roads to Punakha, Bumthang and Zhemgang but separated from both east and west by high mountain ranges. The dzong and surrounding town is perched above a gorge, with fine views of the Black Mountains to the southwest. It's a sleepy and pleasant town, lined with traditional whitewashed shops decorated with pot plants. The town received a large influx of Tibetan immigrants in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and Bhutanese of Tibetan descent run most shops here.