Trashiyangtse is a fairly new dzongkhag that was established and recognised as a separate district in 1992. It lies at an elevation of 1750m – 1880m, with an abundance of sub-tropical and alpine forests. The district is ethnically diverse with the presence of various indigenous dwellers like the Yangtseps, Tshanglas, Bramis, Khengpas and Kurtoeps. The people of this district are most known for their adept skills of woodwork and paper making, as a result of which a major art school is located here, that teaches the six forms of traditional arts; painting, pottery, wood sculpture, wood-turning, lacquer-work and embroidery.
The major attraction in Trashiyangtse is:
Chorten Kora is a temple that is modelled after the Boudhanath Stupa in Nepal, where an annual festival takes place (usually in February and March) that attracts people from all over Bhutan and from Arunachal Pradesh in India as well. The legend tells of a story where a Dakini (Holy Sacred Female Spirit in Vajrayana Buddhism) from Arunachal Pradesh in India, entombed herself within the temple to meditate on behalf of all the sentient beings.