Tashigang, a town in a eastern valley
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Trashigang is tucked into a valley with steep mountains that tower over the town, making the valley seem even narrower then it is. Finally we reached the bus stand and everyone started walking to there respective destinations. I booked my bus tickets for the next day to Sandrup Jhongkhar and started walking to the center of the town which has a large wheel prayer and 3 streets emanate out from there. There
are a few decent options for accommodation, but most of the houses and shops felt indistinguishable from each other, having row of wooden windows and similar roofs. There were few cars parked at the cramped space surrounding the prayer wheel with quite a few houses were in a circle. Although the general effect is that of a cramped town but delightful.
I walked out of the town, visited the dzong and later ventured out in the mountains. It was getting cold very fast and soon the sun disappeared in the clouds and before I knew it started raining. I ran back to the hotel and relaxed in the room for some time. Dinner time was again with the owner chatting for some more time. There was a group of foreign tourists which had come there for over night stay and were enjoying the dinner tasting the local delicacies. Night arrived very fast and soon all the lights were off, with the only sound of night insects and a few dogs barking. I woke up at night with the sound of heavy rainfalls, banging on the roof.