Dagana

Dagana got its name from the historic Daga Trashiyangtse Dzong established in 1651 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and still functions as the district administration center today. It is a verdant region and 80% of the district is cover under forest and stretches all the way down to the southern border of the kingdom. Tress like Champ, Augury, Chirpine and Sal grows throughout the region. Two main ethnic groups, the Ngalops and the Lhotshampas reside in this district. The major attractions of Dagana are three stone Megaliths, known as “Sky Pillar Rock” (Do Namkhai Kaw), “The Rock of Ancient Steps” (Do Kelpai Genthey) nad “The Frontier Sky Fortress” (Tha Namkhai Dzong). It is believed that during the construction of Daga Trashiyantse Dzong, the megalith known as the Frontier Sky Fortress emitted telepathic message to the builders sating that the Dzong would collapse if it was built any higher that it currently stands. The district also houses the Buddhist monasteries and temples throughout the district.