Jerome Oregan and Alison Dyer is a couple from South Africa. This is the first time they are visiting Bhutan. They sit near the Taa Dzong (which houses the Museum of Monarchy) in Trongsa and watch birds before they begin their tour of the Museum. Jerome and Alison are here for few days. Like them there are many tourists visiting the museum ever since it was started in 2008. It has become one of the popular tourist destinations in Trongsa.
Trongsa lies smack in the center of the country. Due to this feature, in the olden days when Bhutan was made up of many smaller power holds, the one that controlled Trongsa was the most influential and thus considered the strongest.
Trongsa, in central Bhutan, is one of Bhutan’s most important historical towns. In the olden days, the one that controlled Trongsa, controlled the whole country.
Trongsa Museum, also called the Museum of Monarchy in the Tower of Trongsa, Trongsa Ta-dzong, holds in trust for the nation, a collection of art and antiquities from ancient and living Bhutanese cultures. Housed in one of Bhutan’s architectural landmarks (Ta-dzong), the collection is one of the finest in existence, spanning centuries of human history on the kingdom.
It was my maiden visit to the Land of Thunder Dragon, Bhutan, and the day before heading to live in a remote village. Immersion exposure to rural poverty had by then become an indispensable feature of my official itinerary everywhere.
Trongsa Museum: The newly consecrated Ta Dzong museum in Trongsa gives a glimpse of Bhutan in the last 100 years with two galleries showcasing the history of monarchy in Bhutan with many royal possessions.
The serrated ridges around Trongsa form a vast rim from where hill slopes run sharply to the valley floor. The slopes are covered by a lush forest of evergreen and seasonal colors. Numerous white waterfalls streak the hillsides and drop into the Mangdue Chhu, which rushes down to the great plains of India. At the centre of this massive natural cradle sits the majestic Trongsa Dzong, crafted from a vision of Palden Lhamo.