Set on a magnificent picturesque hillside, Trashigang town was once a bustle of trade for merchants looking to barter their good in Tibet. It’s home to Bhutan’s largest river, the Dangmechu and Trashigang Dzong or ‘The Fortress of the Auspicious Hill’ which was built in 1659. Trashigang's focal point is a tiny plaza that becomes crammed with parked cars. A large prayer wheel sits in the centre of the plaza. The covered pedestal holding the prayer wheel is a favourite sleeping place for villagers waiting for buses and becomes an ad hoc vegetable market most days. Surrounding the plaza are several hotels, restaurants, bars, and a bakery and handicraft shop.