Top things to do

Top Choice Buddhist Monastery in Trongsa

Trongsa Dzong

This commanding dzong, high above the roaring Mangde Chhu, is perhaps the most spectacularly sited dzong in Bhutan, with a sheer drop to the south that often just disappears into cloud and mist. The rambling assembl…
Top Choice Museum in Trongsa

Tower of Trongsa Royal Heritage Museum

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…
Bhutanese in Trongsa

Oyster House

This popular restaurant boasts cosy sofa seating and a sunny terrace overlooking the main strip, along with a changing weekly menu of Tibetan and Bhutanese dishes: thukpa (noodles), momos (dumplings), saag (spinach)…
Multicuisine in Pele La to Trongsa

Norbu Yangphel Restaurant

Brightly painted Norbu Yangphel offers the usual tourist buffet upstairs and has a couple of cosier rooms downstairs where you can try juru jaju (river moss soup); tastier and not as mossy as it sounds!
Arts & Crafts in Trongsa

Phuntsho Wangmo Bakery & General Shop

Phuntsho stocks a small selection of hand-woven textiles, masks and jewellery alongside its less-exotic bakery goods.
Multicuisine in Pele La to Trongsa

Viewpoint Restaurant

This roadside eatery is a good place to stop for a light refreshment before continuing on to Trongsa, offering great views of the Trongsa Dzong and the valleys it imperially overlooks.
Multicuisine in Pele La to Trongsa

Tushita Cafe

Tushita sits in a sunny position just above the road and provides morning and afternoon teas and lunches. Your agent can also arrange luxe camping here for those biking their way along the highway.
Market in Trongsa

Vegetable Market

This busy little produce market with clanking prayer wheels is squeezed into a tight corner of the highway at the northern end of town.
Historic Building in Trongsa

Thruepang Palace

More humble abode than stately palace, this is where the third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, was born in 1928.