Tower of Trongsa Royal Heritage Museum
This commanding dzong, high above the roaring Mangde Chhu, is perhaps the most spectacularly sited dzong in Bhutan, with a sheer drop to...
This busy little produce market with clanking prayer wheels is squeezed into a tight corner of the highway at the northern end of town.
More humble abode than stately palace, this is where the third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, was born in 1928.
This popular restaurant boasts cosy sofa seating and a sunny terrace overlooking the main strip, along with a changing weekly menu of...
Tower of Trongsa Royal Heritage Museum information
This watchtower (ta dzong ) overlooking the dzong now houses an excellent museum. The five floors of displays focus on Buddhist art and royal memorabilia, including such varied treasures as the 500-year-old jacket of Ngagi Wangchuk and the football boots used by the teenaged fourth king. You can drive here or walk up a steep staircase from town.
The most sacred religious item is a copy of the Padma Kathang, a biography of Guru Rinpoche written by his consort Yeshe Tsogyel.There are two lhakhangs inside the Ta Dzong; the Gesar Lhakhang is dedicated to the 19th-century penlop of Trongsa, Jigme Namgyal. Two British soldiers are said to have been kept in the dungeon here for several months during the Duar War. There are sweeping views from the roof, a souvenir shop, and a cafe on the ground floor provides refreshments (and lunch by prior arrangement).