Mongar Sightseeing

The path approaching Mongar is one of the most stunning journeys in the country. It passes over sheer cliffs and through beautiful fir forests and greencovers. Tourists passing this route can pay a visit to the Rhododendron garden. There are countless varieties of rhododendrons here and on clear days you can even eyewitness a glimpse of GangkharPuensum (7541 m), a strong candidate for the world’s highest unclimbed mountain.


Major attractions of Mongar are:

Jarung Khashor Chorten
The JarungKhashorChorten is located in Lingmethang, next to the bridge over the Kurichu River.
Yagang Lhakhang
The Yagang Lhakhang, located in a small village next to the town is another sacred monument of the Dzongkhag. It offers a feel of medieval times.
Aja Ney
Another sacred site in the Mongar district is the renowned Aja Ney. Pilgrims from all other parts of Bhutan converge here to receive blessings and wash away their sins. A rock that bears 100 renditions of the sacred syllable “Aa,” is said to have been discovered by Guru Padmasambhava. It is located at an altitude of more than 3,500 meters and falls under Ngatsang geog. It is approximately a two-day trek from Serzhong village. It’s a suitable destination for trekkers also.
Zhonger Dzong
Located on a hilltop overlooking the village of Themnangbi and is visible as one descends to Lingmenthang from the highway. A visit to the ruins can be a memorable experience and will give you a sense of medieval Bhutanese administration.
Mongar Dzong
Mongar Dzong is located on a small gently sloping area just above the town. A visit to Mongar Dzong demonstrates how traditional Bhutanese architecture has continued to thrive through the centuries.
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