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Bakery in Trashigang

Pema Bakery & General Tsongkhang

On the road to the dzong, this fascinating general store stocks a decent range of imported goodies from Pringles to Coffee Mate. The odd smell comes from the sacks of dried fish.
Buddhist Dzong in Trashigang

Trashigang Dzong

The dzong is on a thin promontory overlooking the confluence of the Drangme Chhu and the Gamri Chhu. It was built in 1667 by Mingyur Tenpa, Bhutan's third desi. The entire eastern region was governed from this dzong…
Cafe in Mongar to Trashigang

Coffee Café

Here you can get a hot drink, instant coffee or tea and a packet of biscuits. By the look of the shelves alcohol is the major warming drink up here.
Bhutanese in Mongar to Trashigang

Choden Hotel General Shop Cum Bar & Lodge

This roadside hotel next to a giant prayer wheel is a decent enough place to break the drive for a cup of masala tea. It can get busy when passengers pile out of the buses running from Trashigang to Mongar to breakf…
Bhutanese in Mongar to Trashigang

Doechog Puensum Restaurant

This restaurant just off the highway is well set up for passing trade, with indoor and outdoor seating and a comprehensive menu. If it's not meal time just drop in for a coffee.
Arts & Crafts in Trashigang

Druk Deothjung Eastern Rural Handicraft

This small shop beside the Druk Deothjung Hotel is your last place to load up on crafts such as traditional boots, painted masks and woven and embroidered textiles.
Buddhist Site in Trashigang

Prayer Wheel

This large prayer wheel and the pedestal on which it spins in the centre of the tiny town square doubles as a meeting point, taxi shelter and vegetable market.
Arts & Crafts in Trashigang to Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary

Pema Lhundup Handicrafts

This weaving centre sells beautiful embroidered cloth, shawls and scarfs made from bura (raw silk – literally, 'insect fibre') or sechu (spun silk) by women from the surrounding villages, including Tzangkhar. Kiras …
Bakery in Trashigang

Druk Deothjung Bakery

Inside the Druk Deothang Hotel; just follow your nose. Ask what has been baked today – it could be donuts, chocolate cake or cream horns. Bread is also available.