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The Crown Prince of Bhutan normally holds the position of the Tongsa Penlop prior to ascending the throne, including the present King who was appointed Penlop in 1972, shortly before his succession to the throne.
is an impenetrable valley, Tongsa Dzong is and impregnable fortress.
Tongsa is one of the quaintest of all Bhutanese towns.
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 Tongsa, Bhutan Travel Guide
Both Ugyen Wangchuck, the Penlop of Tongsa who was elected the nation's first hereditary monarch, and his successor King Jigme Wahchuck, ruled the country from this ancient seat.
All four Kings have held the post of Tongsa Penlop prior ro being officially crowned, including the present king who was appointed Penlop in 1972, shortly before his succession to the throne.
Because of its highly strategic position on the only connecting route between the eastern and western sectors of the central region, the Tongsa Penlop was able effectively to control the whole of the east for many centuries, even when civil war was ranging in the west.
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 Druk National Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Tongsa, which administered the Sharchop kholp Tsip Gye (The largest administrative provinces), was the most powerful of the administrative seats, and had its Penlop sent from Punakha too.
In the dialect of Central Bhutan in Tongsa, Bhumthang, Kheng, Kurtoe, the word for language is Kha.
As Tongsa was the most powerful government seat,he could slowly orchestrate the appointment of his relatives and friends into other prominent government position.
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 Explore Bhutan >>> Yangphel Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The emergence of Jigme Namgyal, the Tongsa Ponlop, as a new dominant authority in the second half of the nineteenth century, and the subsequent establishment of a monarchy, may therefore be interpreted as an inevitable continuity rather than particularly revolutionary.
A key actor in the consolidation of regional authority and increasingly in central government matters, Jigme Namgyal was appointed the Tongsa Ponlop in 1853, gaining a reputation for political genius as both a strongman and talented mediator.
He retired as Tongsa Ponlop in 1866, had a short reign as the 50th Desi from 1870-1873, and in the same year suppressed a general rebellion in the west.
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 Bhutan is a kingdom in the heart of the great Himalaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
TONGSA is surrounded with the incomparable Tongsa Gorge.
In the fore-ground is the ancient town of Tongsa and the largest of Bhutan's renowned dzongs.
First built in 1648 the Tongsa Dzong is still home to a large community of monks.
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Continue to the Tongsa valley, from where Bhutan's present ruling dynasty originates.
It is now a tradition that the King of Bhutan must first become the Tongsa Penlop.
Tongsa Dzong is also the largest in the country.
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 Druk Expeditions - Passage to India, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet
Cross the Nikarchu bridge to enter the Tongsa regions in central Bhutan.
Tongsa can seem very near but the winding roads make reaching there quite time consuming.
Commanding the Mangde chu at an altitude of 2,200 meter Tongsa Dzong is the most impressive dzong in Bhutan.
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Because of its highly strategic position on the only connecting route between eastern and western sectors the Tongsa Penlop was able to control the whole of the eastern region effectively for centuries.
The Valley lies to the east of Tongsa at the altitude of 2,600 mt, where tales of Guru Padmasambava and his re - incarnations known as Lingpa dominates the holy places.
Jambey Lhakhang built by Tibetan King Songten Gembo, incarnation of Buddha of compassion, in the 7th century, is among 108 monasteries built by him to subdue the evil spirit in the Himalayan region.
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 Druk Expeditions - Passage to India, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet
The landscape around Tongsa is spectacular, and for miles on end, the Dzong seems to tease you, wondering if you will ever reach there.
The Dzong is a massive structure with many levels which slope down the contours of the hill on which it perches.
Because of its highly strategic position as the only connecting route between east and west the Tongsa Penlop was able to control the whole of the eastern region effectively for centuries.
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 BHUTAN ROUND TRIP
After passing through the domain of yak, sheep and short bamboo brush, past the Nikkarchu bridge is the Tongsa district; the great white washed stone chorten, built in Nepalese style in the 18th century lies on a bend below the road.
Tongsa: As you approach Tongsa, you cannot miss viewing the "never reaching" Tongsa Dzong in the distance, visible yet elusive before you actually get near it.
Different from all other valleys in Bhutan is the spacious and open valley of Bhumthang: ranging in altitude from 2,600m to 4,000m, Bhumthang is a heaven for trekkers and hikers, not to mention the numerous beautiful Buddhist monasteries and pilgrimage sites, making it the cultural and historic center of Bhutan.
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 Tongsa, Bhutan
About five miles from Tongsa, the road winds around a cliff and takes a sharp turn to the left.
Sloping down the contour of a ridge stands the many-leveled Tongsa Dzong, built in 1648.It takes at least another 40 minutesfrom the lookout beforeyou arrive in Tongsa proper.
Tongsa is one of the quaintest andmost charming of all Bhutanese towns.
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All resellers in Tongsa will be given the server access control panel to administer hosting works directly.
Also Resellers in Tongsa are provided with the technical support online and support on phone, email too.
Resellers in Tongsa will be given special discounts to promote web hosting packages in Tongsa.
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 Tongsa Dzong, Bhutan
Tongsa's location in the geographic center of the kingdom has enabled a "Penlop" (Governor) to effectively control the entire East and West of the country from there.
TheDzong itself is alabyrinth of temples,corridors and offices holding court over the local community.
The dzong acts as a defensive fortress, stepping down into the valley and its bright golden yellow roof occupies most of the view from Tongsa.
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The dzongs, the fortified monasteries are of course also an architectural highlight.
Transfer to Tongsa and visit of the Dzong and city.
Day 5: early transfer from Tongsa to Timphu and visit there of the Cheri Goemba (walk of 2 hours) and the Dzong from outside.
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From the opposite side of the valley, still 14Km from Tongsa, provides a welcome view of the Tongsa Dzong and the town.
It is one of the finest examples of the palatial architecture in Bhutan and was built by Tongsa Penlop, Sonam Drugyel, at the beginning of the 19th Century, who was the maternal great grandfather of the late King, Ugyen Wangchuk.
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 Bhutan 1995
However in the morning, it is possible to watch a pair of the Yellow-rumped Honeyguide at nest near the second baileys bridge at 1800 meters 18 km south of Tongsa.
2 Punakha, 4 Pelela, 2 Tongsa, 4 at 2600 Ligmithang 16/1, 1 17/1, 2 18/1, 1 19/1 Lingmithang, 2 Tashingang at 2500 m.
The Penlops Jigme Dorge Wangchuk from Tongsa became very powerful in the 19th century and Tongsa was considered to be the capital of Bhutan.
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 Crystal Springs Uplands School: Bhutan Itinerary
Before reaching Tongsa, we’ll stop for lunch at the 18th century Chendebji Chorten, a whitewashed stone chorten (or stupa) in Nepalese style, built in order to nail into the ground a demon who had been terrorizing the inhabitants of the valley.
The first sight of the Tongsa Dzong, the largest in Bhutan, is from across the valley.
This morning we will explore the area of the Tongsa Dzong and then pay a visit to the temple built by Ha Dzongdha’s brother.
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 Etho Metho Tours and Treks : Sample Tours
The pass is marked by a large prayer flag and the ground is covered with high altitude dwarf bamboo.Stop enroute at Chendbji Chorten, which was built in 18th century by a lama named Shida, it is Nepalese in style with eyes painted at four cardinal points.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Tongsa.
Then proceed to Tongsa where lunch would be served in local restaurant famous for its cuisine.
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 NAP-513, Nepal Adventure Point Pvt. Ltd.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
THIMPHU TONGSA: The journey to central Bhutan starts today, with the drive to Tongsa, which will take 7-8hours.
18 miles (29Km) from Tongsa, the road reaches the Yutong La pass at a height of (3,400m.) From the viewpoint you can see Jakar Dzong"Castle of the White Bird".
TONGSA THIMPHU: Early breakfast and drive to Thimphu with a packed lunch.
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 Bhutan, Thimpu,Paro, Punakha,Wangdi Phodrang,Tongsa,Bumthang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Tongsa is 129 km (four and half hours' drive) east of Wangdi and crosses the 3,300 m Pelela pass.
The Tongsa Dzong, the ancestral home of Bhutan's Royal Family, houses 23 temples.
It takes two and half hours to reach Bumthang, 68 km northeast of Tongsa.
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 Bhutan Tour. The last Shangrila.
Itinerary (Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Wangdiphodrang - Gangtey (Phobjikha) - Tongsa - Bumthang (Jakar) - Mongar - Tashigang - Samdrup Jongkhar - Guwahati)
The landscape around Tongsa is spectacular and for miles on end the dzong seems to tease you so that you wonder if you will ever reach it.
Morning visit to Tongsa Dzong, situated at the altitude of 2,200 m and built in 1647 by the Shabdrung it is the most impressive dzong in Bhutan.
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 gangri: bird watching   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This excursion into the world of the birds of Bhutan concentrates on the Paro, Thimphu and Punakha valleys of Western Bhutan and on the Tongsa region of Central Bhutan, which provide a superb opportunity to explore both the physical and the cultural environment in which birds thrive in a Buddhist country.
On to Tongsa, where we will look for the famous Ward's Trogan, observe the birdlife whose habitat is the open, rolling fields of the area.
Bhutan is a Buddhist culture, and the great majority of the population do not believe that fishing and hunting are morally acceptable activities.
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 Cities
From theearliest fortress-monastery, Simtokha Dzong, built in 1627, to the active craftsmen who practice today, there is much to see.
One can enjoy the savoring vast panoramas of the gorge and the snow-cladpeaks that separate the high elevations of the North with the sub-tropical jungles of the South.
Nestled in the barley fields and apple groves of the Bumthang valley, ancient art- filled temples dating back to the seventh century mark the origins of Buddhism in Bhutan.
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 Tongsa - guideofcasinos.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Trongsa, previously Tongsa, is one of the 20 dzongkhag (districts) comprising Bhutan.
The first temple was built in 1543 by the Drukpa lama, Ngagi Wangchuk, who was the great-grandfather of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the founder of Bhutan.
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 Splendors of Bhutan 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is also the ancestral home of the Royal Family, and both the first and second kings ruled the country from Tongsa.
This helped to augment the strategic importance of the Dzong which eventually placed its Penlop (regional ruler) at the helm of a united country when His Majesty Ugyen Wangchuck became the first king of Bhutan.
To this day, the Crown Prince of Bhutan becomes the Penlop of Tongsa before ascending the throne, signifying its historical importance.
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The drive to Tongsa takes approximately 7 to 8 hours.
Drive to Tongsa, on the way fish some trouts if you wish.
Picnic lunch will be provided at Tongsa Tourist Lodge.
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(Delhi - Darjeeling - Pemayangtse - Gangtok - Phuntsholing - Thimphu - Punakha - Bumthang - Tongsa - Paro - Kathmandu - Swayambhunath - Pashupatinath - Bodhnath - Patan - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu - Delhi)
In the afternoon we leave the tropical jungle area and drive through the Auto-La pass (3400 m) to Tongsa.
Ancestral home of Bhutan's ruling dynasty and site of Bhutan's most impressive fortress, Tongs is a strategically located town on the east-west route.
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 Bhuthan tours in paro, thimphu, punakha, bumthang, tongsa.
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Itinerary (Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Wangdiphodrang - Gangtey (Phobjikha) - Tongsa - Bumthang - Thimphu - Paro)
Itinerary (Paro - Thimphu - Tongsa - Bumthang - Punakha -Paro)
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 Bhutan: Tigers Nest, Taktsang, Jambay Lhakhang Drub Festival, Paro, Punakha, Wangdi, Tongsa, Bumthang, Phobjikha, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Our drive to Tongsa will take us over the Pelela pass (10,825 feet), through beautiful forests of rhododendron and fields of dwarf bamboo.
Before reaching Tongsa, we’ll stop for lunch at the 18th century Chendebji Chorten, a whitewashed stone chorten (or stupa) built in order to nail into the ground a demon who had been terrorizing the inhabitants of the valley.
The first sight of the Tongsa Dzong (a “dzong” is a fortress), the largest in Bhutan, is from across the valley.
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 Birdwatching tour
After lunch drive through the valley to observe the birds in the near by forests, which shelters variety of bird species.
A vantage point from the opposite side of the valley, still 14 Km from Tongsa, provides a welcome view of the Dzong and the town.
Early morning visit Tongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong (watchtower) before starting the journey to Bumthang.
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