One can easily know that he has reached Trashiyangtse by the rumbling voice of river water which flows by. The entire area is filled with fig trees and alpine forests which gives this valley a majestic view. Filled with natural beauty, flora and fauna amongst its dzongs; it’s something which is nowhere else. It’s a place famous for destinations like Rigsum Ggonpa, Dechenphodrang ney, Omba ney, Gongza ney and Gom Kora Standing at an elevation of 1880 m, its nature’s beauty at its best!
A 2 hour drive leads you to Chorten Kora. The entire path is filled with lush greenery. Modeled after Boudhanath Stupa of Nepal; it’s a chorten which speaks of Buddhist culture in every sense. It is in this place that world famous Dapka Kkora festival is celebrated on 15th day of the 3rd month or February 28th – 15th March; Huge gathering covers the large white spread in front of the Chorten to see this festival. It is said that it was built by Lama Ngawang Loday. It is here where demon was subdued and that it why chorten kora has got so much importance. Hundreds of people from Andhra Pradesh dressed up as Dakpas make this festival a huge success.
This Institute of 13 Arts and Craft offers a good insight into Bhutanese woodwork and paper-making. Traditional wooden bowls, Bhutanese masks are what is must be seen.
Located in the north – western part it covers a massive area of 1,545 sq. km. This place is home with wild animals like red pandas, Himalayan black bears, barking deers, black – necked cranes, tigers and leopards. It’s a good idea to spend some days in Trashiyangtse, Bhutan. Be here for a lifetime experience!