(El. 1700m) an impressive town on a hill top is one the fastest growing towns in the east comprising Kurichu Hydro Power Plant and Regional Referral Hospital. There are few places of interest but beautiful landscape. Majestically standing Mongar Dzong or fortress is the venue for annual festival held in mid Nov. Small portion of Thumshing-la Wild Life Sanctuary lies in Mongar, measuring 905.5 square km in total.
The language spoken in this region is mainly East Bodish Tsangla, Sharchogpa, very different from Dzongkha, the national language. Sharchopa has become lingua franca in the east despite of other dialects, Khyeng-khaand Kurtoeb-kha.