Pemagatshel is located in southeastern Bhutan covering the area of 517.8 sq.km and ranges from 1,000-3,500 meters. The district is famous for its artisans and weavers. They produce instruments like Jalings and Dhungs which are highly priced and sold throughout the country. The weavers produce fine Kiras (traditional dress worn by women) from Bura (raw silk). Pemagatshel translated as “Lotus Garden of Happiness” is also known for its numerous festivals and folk songs. Ausa is the most notable folk song which is sung during the departure of family members, friends and relatives. The main crop grown in the region is maize but potatoes, oranges, bananas and other fruits are also cultivated.
Yongla Goemba is situated at a dagger-shaped mountain and is one of the oldest and holiest shrines in Eastern Bhutan. During the Duar War, the Trongsa Ponelop (Feudal Lord) Jigme Namgyel, father of the First King Ugyen Wangchuck, used it as a base of operations in order to launch raids upon the British troops.