About four hours’ drive from Wangduephodrang is the central district of Trongsa, the ancestral home of Bhutan’s royal family
and from where the first two kings ruled the kingdom. Long before you reach it, you see the resplendent Trongsa Dzong in
the valley centre. Its labyrinth of temples, corridors, offices and living quarters for the monks add up to a masterpiece in
Bhutanese architecture preserved through professional restoration in 2004. Trongsa, literally "New Town" in the Dzongkha
language, is where the current monarchy had its origin in Bhutan. Each King in the line of succession has held the post of
Trongsa Penlop or Governor before donning the Raven Crown. The foundations of Trongsa Dzong were laid in the 16th
century by. Its foundation was laid by Pema Lingpa and flourished during the 17th century under Shabdrung Ngwang
Namgyal. The impressive fortress is a massive structure, its wall looming high above the winding Mangde Chu
Valley,commanding the east-west road
2 kilometres beyond Chendebji village is Chendebji Chorten, at a lovel0y spot by a river confluence. The large white chorten is patterned after Swayambhunath in Kathmandu and was built in the 19th century by Lama Shida, to cover the remains of an evil spirit that were killed.
It was laid in the 16th century by Pema Lingpa and flourished during the 17th century under Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal. The impressive fortress is a massive structure, its wall looming high above the winding Mangde Chu Valley, commanding the east-west road.
Trongsa Museum (Taa Dzong)
Sits high above the valley at a strategic vantage point over Trongsa Dzong. The "Tower of Trongsa" tells the stories of the dzong and the valley that it has watched over for centuries. His Majesty the King
inaugurates the Taa Dzong as a museum dedicated to the Wangchuk dynasty, land marking yet another significant event as
the nation celebrates 100 years of the monarchy. It has been restored into a classy museum that represents a tasteful blend
of tradition and modernity. There are 224 items on display, include a sacred image of Sung Joenma Dorji Chang (self
spoken Vajradharna), a bronze statue of Pema Lingpa, made by himself and a number of centuries-old treasures like dance
and ritual costumes and objects, ancient prayer books, paintings and scrolls and textiles.
Rest In Bumthang
After the long drive, we rest for tonight.
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