Trongsa (also Trongsa, Dzongkha ཀྲོང་གསར་, Wylie transliteration: Krong gsar ) is a small town in the center of the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and with about 3500 inhabitants at an altitude of about 2800 m capital of the district of Trongsa.


The strategically convenient position of Trongsa had already brought the early Talvögten ( Penlops ) tax receipts from the caravan trade between Western and Eastern Bhutan. Attempts to extend their political influence to neighboring valleys, leading to conflicts with other regional rulers in the west of Bhutan.

In 1907, the Trongsa Ugyen Wangchuk - Penlop could enforce as the sole ruler of Bhutan: He was crowned in Punakha for the first King of Bhutan. Since then, all the monarchs of Bhutan the same time perform the title of Penlops of Trongsa. In 2004, the Crown Prince of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, was appointed Trongsa - Talvogt.


  • Trongsa Dzong ( monastery fortress from the 17th century )
  • Ta Dzong ( watch tower above the Dzong Trongsa )
  • Birthplace of King Jigme Dorje Wangchuk
  • Location in Bhutan