Places to visit in Mongar

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Mongar is a district in eastern Bhutan known for its stunning natural beauty and cultural heritage. Here are some of the top places to visit in Mongar

Mongar Dzong

  • Built in the 1930s, Mongar dzong is one of the newest dzongs in the country. The dzong is built overlooking the town and is known for its impressive architecture, with a large central tower and surrounding walls. It is also an important center for religious and administrative activities in the region, with monks living and studying there. Visitors can tour the dzong and its various halls and courtyards, as well as enjoy the views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

Yagang Lhakhang

  • It is believed to have been built in the 16th century by a Tibetan lama and is known for its beautiful murals and carvings. The temple is located in a peaceful rural area and is surrounded by lush vegetation, providing a serene and calming atmosphere. Visitors can explore the temple and its intricate artwork, as well as enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Yagang Lhakhang is an important religious site in the region and is frequently visited by local Bhutanese people who come to offer prayers and make offerings.

Drametse Monastery 

  • The monastery was founded in the 16th century by Ani Choten Zangmo, sister of the famous Bhutanese saint Pema Lingpa. The monastery is known for its unique style of mask dance known as the Drametse Ngacham, which is performed annually during the Bhutanese festival of Tsechu. The monastery is also home to a large collection of religious artifacts, including ancient scriptures, statues, and thangkas (traditional Buddhist paintings).

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