Trashigang is one of Bhutan’s most attractive small towns. The route to Trashigang is guarded by the Trashigang Dzong, sitting high on a spur and surrounded by ravines, rivers and mountains. Inside are several temples dedicated to religious masters, lamas and Guru Rinpoche. Of particular interest are the Yeti paintings and a chapel dedicated to Yama, the god of death.
Trashigang, the ‘Jewel of the East’, although remote, is a good base for excursions to Trashi Yangtse, Khaling, Radi, Phongme and other places in eastern Bhutan. The nearby villages are full of traditional houses made of rammed earth, stone and timber.