Trashiyangtse

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Trashiyangtse

Tashi Yangtse
Trashiyangtse is located in Bhutan
Trashiyangtse
Trashiyangtse
Location in Bhutan
Coordinates: 27°35′N 91°28′E / 27.583°N 91.467°E / 27.583; 91.467Coordinates: 27°35′N 91°28′E / 27.583°N 91.467°E / 27.583; 91.467
CountryFlag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan
DistrictTrashiyangtse District
GewogYangtse Gewog
Population
 (2005)
 • Total2,735
Time zoneUTC+6 (BTT)
WebsiteOfficial website

Trashiyangtse or Tashi Yangtse is a small town in Yangtse Gewog, and the district headquarters of the Trashiyangtse District in eastern Bhutan.[1] It lies inside the Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary on the eastern tri-junction of Bhutan-India-China and to the east lies Tawang in India. Nearest airport is Yongphulla Airport 130 km away.

Its population in 2005 was 2735. Located in close proximity to Chorten Kora stupa which lies to the west, a dzong was inaugurated in Trashiyangste in 1997. It contains a major art school, The School of Traditional Arts, also known as Rigne School, which is a sister school of the Zorig Chosum School of Traditional Arts in Thimphu, and teaches six forms of art; painting, pottery, wood sculpture, wood-turning, lacquer-work and embroidery.[2]

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  1. ^ "NGA GeoName Database". National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
  2. ^ Pommaret, Francoise (2006). Bhutan Himalayan Mountains Kingdom (5th edition). Odyssey Books and Guides, p.266

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