Significance of Trongsa in Bhutanese Culture (Birth Place of the Kings)

For centuries Trongsa served as the seat of the Wangchuck dynasty of penlops (governours) who effectively ruled over a vast swathe of Eastern and Central Bhutan, and from 1907 have been Kings of Bhutan. This tour offers an opportunity to explore the historic significance of its location in controlling the kingdom in earlier years. It houses the government headquarters and is renowned for its stunning location.

  • Explore the impressive Trongsa dzong.
  • Learn about the 200 monks based in the monastic complex.
  • Take in the scenic location of the dzong.

The gorgeous setting of the Trongsa Dzong is mesmerising. Trongsa Dzongkhag is located near the centre of Bhutan and was considered crucial in controlling the kingdom in earlier years due to its strategic position. It houses an important administrative building, which serves as the headquarters of the government of Trongsa District. It is also a major monastic complex, with around 200 monks.  Trongsa also has an impressive museum housed in the old watchtower; the museum is dedicated to the Wangchuck dynasty and is a good place to learn about the history of the kingdom.

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