Samtse is a dzongkhag in southern Bhutan which shares its borders with the Indian states of Sikkim to the west and West Bengal to the south. It is mainly inhabited by two ethnic groups, the Lhotshampas and the Doyas (the Doyas are believed to be aboriginals who predated the Tibetan migration). Samtse is well known for being a mining region with an abundance of natural deposits of talc, dolomite and similar resources, that are exported to the neighbouring countries. Samtse is also home to one of the campuses of the National Institute of Education, known as the Samtse College of Education which is known to be one of Bhutan’s premier educational institutions in producing skilled teachers. Samtse is yet to be developed to be suited for tourism, however there are various Hindu temples, bird watching activities, and the like for interested curious tourists.