Mongarhilly area

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Overview 

Mongar is the gateway to Eastern Bhutan. Flushed with scenic beauty, the place resides on the gradual slope of the cliff of a hill. Every side of this quiet town opens to a wonderful sight, the best one being Lungtze valley. The mountains, all dressed in snow, brings out the hidden photographer in every soul. It is the second largest town in the subtropical East. Tha place is a living example of the preserved architecture that has been kept safe for centuries. It is also a place flooded with Lemon grass which is used to make essential medicinal oil etc.

Hidden Gems! 

1. There is a wonderful scenic one way cycle trek of around 78 km to Lhuentse from Mongar.

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DOs 

1. The Place, being rich in Lemon Grass, produces the essential medicinal oil which is rare or otherwise not-so-pure in other parts of Bhutan. Lemon grass oil is used for a variety of things including body revitalization, headaches, as an anti-perspirant etc.
2. Also the silk embroidered clothes are pretty good here.

DON'Ts 

It is not advised to travel at night because of its steep slopes.

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