Tashigang district used to be the largest district in terms of population and land mass until 1992 when a new district Trashiyangtse was created. People here speak Sharchop, a dialect spoken in eastern Bhutan. Trashigang town is located in a small valley, crowded with houses as it has very limited space to expand. This place is busy as people going to Samdrup Jongkhar, Trashiyangtse, Merak, Sakteng, Radhi etc, all pass through it.
This Dzong is built on a very steep hill over looking the river Drangme chu. Kudung Pear Choephel built the Dzong in 1659 on the site originally planned by Trongsa Penlop Minjur Tempa. Tashigang Dzong means the Dzong of Auspicious mount.
A trip to the land of rice bowl
This is no other than the famous village of Radhi. This village is popular for its rice fields and traditional wool weaving called Burey. In summer you will be greeted by the green rice fields and in winter by weavers who weave in groups.