Welcome to Trashi Yangtse
The orderly and sleepy settlement of Trashi Yangtse occupies a large bowl-shaped valley in one of the furthest corners of the kingdom, 550km from Thimphu. The town and its new dzong sit just above the ancient and serene Chorten Kora, 3km from the old dzong. The road from Trashigang enters from the south, passing the large Chorten Kora and then entering the subdued bazaar area marked with an elaborately decorated Bhutanese-style chorten. From here, one road leads straight to the headquarters and visitor centre of the Bomdeling Wildlife Sanctuary; another branches right to the new dzong and administrative offices, on a ridge 130m above the town. The dzong was inaugurated in 1997 and has little historical or architectural significance, though the archery ground below the dzong is worth a visit if a tournament is underway.