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Bakery in Mongar

Puensom Confectionary & Bakery

The Puensom is the place to load up on acceptable pizza, donuts, apple pie, rasgulla (semolina dough in syrup) and chocolate eclairs. Your best bet is to ask what was baked today and make that your choice.
Buddhist Dzong in Mongar

Mongar Dzong

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 lhakhan…
Landmark in Mongar


The clocktower overlooks the small park near the old part of town.
Buddhist Site in Mongar

Prayer Wheel

The prayer wheel under the clocktower usually shelters a few of Mongar's old-timers shooting the breeze.
Buddhist Temple in Mongar

Yakgang Lhakhang

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 you enter the main hall notice how the original entrance on the far wall was bloc…
International in Mongar

Lotus Pond Restaurant

For a change of scene seek out this cheerful local restaurant with an ambitious menu including Bhutanese, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and continental dishes. We recommend the chicken chilli and momos. You can also pick…