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    Wangduephodrang Districts

    This is the last town on the highway before entering Central Bhutan. Sitting on the top of a hill, the formidable Dzong is the town's most visible land mark and feature. In the 17th century Wangduephodrang played a critical role in unifying western, central and southern Bhutan. The town itself is little more than an enlarged village with well-provided shops and hotels. This district is famous for its fine bamboo work, stone carvings, and slate, which are mined up a valley a few km. from the town.

    *Wangduephodrang Dzong:* Stretched along the hilltop above the confluence of the Punakha Chu and Dang Chu rivers. The Dzong is open for visitors during Wangduephodrang Tsechu, celebrated in autumn. Unfortunately, this national monument of historical importance was gutted by fire in 2012. Reconstruction is under progress to its original glory.

    *GangteyGompa - Phobjikha Valley:* In the mountains east of Wangduephodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha Valley (3000m/9845ft), on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. This quiet, remote valley is the winter home of Black-Necked Cranes, which migrate from the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate. There is a Natural Conservatorium on the floor of the valley. As big as sheep, the birds can be seen roosting in the marshy land below the Conservatorium.

    *Chendebji Chorten:* En route to Trongsa is Chendebji Chorten, patterned on Kathmandu's Swayambhunath Stupa, with eyes painted at the four cardinal points. It was built in the 18th century by Lama Shida from Tibet, to cover the remains of an evil spirit that was subdued at this spot.

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