Timeless history etched in memory! Like almost all towns in the Kingdom, this ancestral home and impregnable fortress of Bhutan’s royal family with its Dzong architecture, dominates the entire Trongsa horizon dwarfing the surrounding buildings. It welcomes travelers with its fragile environs and culture.
Visit Trongsa Dzong, an impenetrable fortress and labyrinth of temples built in 1648. Discover Ta Dzong, a cylindrical stone structure and five storey watchtower in 1652 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa. After over 350 years, Ta Dzong was resurrected into a living museum representing a tasteful blend of tradition and modernity and where reside hermits, including two yogis who are in life-long meditation. A tranquil retreat, the main lhakhang in the Utse is dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha (Gyaltsab Jampa), also known as the Future Buddha. Shop for textiles from hand-dyed wool and traditional machine woven carpets.