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.

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1. Thruepang Palace

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More humble abode than stately palace, this is where the third king of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, was born in 1928. It's off-limits to visitors.

2. Tower of Trongsa Royal Heritage Museum

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This watchtower (ta dzong) overlooking the dzong now houses an excellent museum. The five floors of displays tell the history of the monarchy through such…

3. Trongsa Dzong

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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…

4. Taphey Goemba

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If you have a spare half day in Trongsa or really want to get off the beaten track, consider driving and then hiking up to this meditation retreat high on…

5. Buli Lhakhang

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This small but atmospheric temple was completely rejuvenated from an almost abandoned ruin to the lively Nyingma school and lhakhang it is today. The…

6. Tharpaling Goemba

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7. Luege Rowe

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This lovely and little-visited lhakhang at the far northern end of the valley offers a fine half-day hike. The chapel is named 'Sheeps' Horns' after the…

8. Thangbi Goemba

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Thangbi Goemba was founded in 1470 by Shamar Rinpoche and, after a dispute, was taken over by Pema Lingpa. The main chapel of the Dusum Sangay (past,…