(El. 1120m) Trashigang with little bars, restaurant and few
hotels and massive Dzong or fortress on a hilltop is one of the pleasant towns
of Bhutan. The Dzong was on the verge of collapse and started renovation in
2011 which served as administrative headquarters and monastery since 1659.
Nevertheless, the fortress is still being used for annual festival, Tsechu in
mid November coinciding with 8th day of 10th lunar month.
Trashigang is the largest county with the
population 2383 as per the 2005 census record but with lot of international
projects coming up. Sherubtse College is the first educational center founded
in 1966 by William Mackey, a Canadian teacher, and now part of Royal University
of Bhutan since 2003. Yongphula Airport, a domestic airport lies on a top of a
hill with stunning view of the valley.