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Mongar

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Mongar town is administrative head of Mongar district in Eastern Bhutan. Perched on a hill, the old bazaar area has been expanded extensively in recent years, making the town one of the region's largest settlements.

Get in[edit]

  • Buses from Thimphu - a two day journey with a night stoppover in Jakar

Get around[edit]

The small town can easily be covered on foot

See[edit][add listing]

  • Mongar Dzong

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Mongar Tshechu (religious festival) 25-27 Nov 2010

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Locally produced lemon grass essential oil can be purchased from shops in the bazaar.
  • Woven cloth in the distinct Mongar style is available at the gift shop in Druk Zhongar Hotel.

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Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Good quality meals at Druk Zhongar Hotel (see - 'sleep' section)

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Hotel Drukyul. An upgraded traditional facility located near the center of town.

Mid range[edit]

  • Druk Zhongar Hotel, Tel:975 4 641-121, 641587, (email: mailto:drukzhonger@druknet.bt). At 1,000Nu per night for a double and 750Nu a night for a single, the hotel offers internet facilities and a steam bath and sauna.
  • Hotel Wangchuk. A 27-room hotel with a nightly room rate at Nu.2,000 to Nu.3,500. Restaurant serves Chinese and Indian cuisine. Sauna and fitness room are among the facilities.

Contact[edit]

The area code for Mongar is 04. From overseas, dial +975-4-XXXXXX

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