place in Mongar District, Bhutan

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

Get in edit

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

Get around edit

The small town can easily be covered on foot.

See edit

  • Mongar Dzong

Do edit

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

Buy edit

  • 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.

Eat edit

Drink edit

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

Sleep edit

Budget edit

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

Mid-range edit

  • Druk Zhongar Hotel, . Tel: +975 4 641-121, 641-587. At Nu 1,000 per night for a double and Nu 750 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. The restaurant serves Chinese and Indian cuisine. A sauna and fitness room are among the facilities.

Connect edit

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

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