Mongar Dzong Sightseeing

Mongar Dzong is a fortress located in the eastern part of Bhutan, in the town of Mongar. It was built in the 1930s and is one of the newest dzongs (fortresses) in Bhutan.

Mongar Dzong serves as the administrative headquarters of Mongar district and also houses the monk body of the region. It is built on a small hill overlooking the town and is surrounded by lush green forests.

The architecture of Mongar dzong is unique compared to other dzongs in Bhutan. It has a circular shape with two large courtyards and a central tower. The walls of the dzong are made of stone and mud and are painted white, with red wooden shutters and a golden roof.

Mongar Dzong is an important cultural and religious site in Bhutan and is open to visitors. It is a great place to learn about Bhutanese architecture, history, and culture.

Mongar Dzong

Major attractions of Mongar Dzong are:

Mongar Dzong
Jarung Khashor Chorten
The JarungKhashorChorten is located in Lingmethang, next to the bridge over the Kurichu River.
Mongar Dzong
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.
Mongar Dzong
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.
Mongar Dzong
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
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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