The village of Doksum is a few kilometers past Gom Kora, a small temple on the side of the road. A large boulder sits In the garden of Gom Kora and it is said that if anyone can climb below the rock and emerge from its summit, he will be forgiven of his sins. Doksum is a weaver's village where the women sit in fair weather on balconies with wooden slats strapped to their backs rocking back and forth to the rhythm of their looms. Tashiyangtse is a small village with a garden aspect and a lovely place from where to launch a couple of hour's stroll into the surrounding countryside. Chorten Kora is one of the only two such stupas in Bhutan with styles similar. To those found in Nepal and is host to a great festival every March which attracts all of East Bhutan's residents. The Chorten is entirely whitewashed and ideally situated next to a running brook.
Places to Visit
- Samdruk Jongkhar
Bhutan Festival Dates
Places of interest in Trashiyangtse
This Dzong was re-built in 1656 by Terton Pema Lingpa from the ruins of Dongdi Dzong of 9th century.
It is patterned on the stupa of Boudhanat in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was built in 1740 by Lama Ngawang Loday.
Bomdeling Wildlife Sanctuary
It is a winter roosting place for the Black-necked Crane. It is also a home to Snow Leopards, tigers and Red Pandas.