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Mongar, one of the six districts that make up eastern Bhutan borders Bumthang, Lhuentse, Pema Gatshel and Trashigang. The district covers an area of 1,954 sq.kms with elevations ranging from 400m to 4,000m and has a population of about 38,000. The landscape is spectacular with stark cliffs an gorges and dense conifer forests. The region is known for weavers and textiles and fabrics considered one of the best in the country. It was known in the past as the bastion of the Zhongarps for it produced some of the finest administrators in the country whose descendants still continues to lay an active part in the political scene of Bhutan.
- The Yagang Lhakhang in a small village next to the town is another sacred monument in the…
- The ruin of Zhongar Dzong endures to this day as a testimony to the skill of its builders, most…
- Another sacred site in the district is the renowned Aja Ney where pilgrims from all other parts of…