Top things to do in Trashi Yangtse

Buddhist Monument in Trashi Yangtse

Chorten Kora

Chorten Kora is large, but not nearly as large as the stupa of Bodhnath in Nepal, after which it was patterned. It was constructed in 1740 by Lama Ngawang Loday in memory of his uncle, Jungshu Phesan, and to subdue …
Arts Centre in Trashi Yangtse

National Institute for Zorig Chusum

This art and craft institute south of town was opened in 1997 to provide vocational training opportunities for those who are not continuing in the higher education system. Ten of the Zorig Chusum (13 traditional art…
Arts & Crafts in Trashi Yangtse

Wood Turning & Laquering Cluster

This cooperative of local wood turners sells polished products in a small outlet near the dzong. The dapas turned from rhododendron wood (and other trees) cost from Nu 800 to over Nu 20,000. There is a treadle lathe…
Arts & Crafts in Trashi Yangtse

Thinley Dendup General Shop & Handicraft

This funky local store by the central-town junction stocks textiles, dapa (wooden bowls), oboes, brass butter lamps and other religious paraphernalia.