around Tongsa


Kuenga Rabten
   The 23 kilometre drive from Tongsa to Kuenga Rabten takes about an hour and passes through open countryside high above a river gorge. The land slopes quite gently in this region, and farming is well developed.
   As one approaches Kuenga Rabten, the Palace is clearly visible just below the road to the right. It was the winter palace of the second king and is now looked after by the National Commission for Cultural Affairs.
   This pleasant afternoon excursion from Tongsa offers further insights into the early days of Bhutan's monarchy.

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