Trashi Yangtse is one of the newest districts in Bhutan which was established as a distinct district in 1992 and covers the area of 1,437 sq. km with subtropical and alpine forests. It lies at an elevation of 1750-1880 meter and is an ethnically and culturally diverse district and includes the inhabitants Yangtseps, the regions indigenous dwellers, Tshanglas, Bramis from Tawang, Khenpas from Zhemgang and kurtoeps from Lhuentse. The people of this region have incredible skill at woodworking and paper making. They produce items such as traditional wooden bowls which are prized throughout the country. The district contains a major art school, the school of Traditional Arts which teaches sic forms of art; painting, pottery, wood sculpture, wood-turning, lacquer-work and embroidery. Trashi Yangtse consist some protected areas such as Kulong Chhu Wildlife Sanctuary and Bumdeling Sanctuary.
Chorten Kora is just two hour drive from Trashigang which is modeled after Boudhanath stupa of Nepal which attracts the local people and Dakpa people from Arunachal Pradesh (India) in February/March for a festival to circumambulate the chorten.