A remote and green farming valley sending potatoes all the way to India. Visit the museum in an old Dzong with displays of rural crafts, costume, and telling about local history including the arrival of the British from colonial India. Swiss cows roam the riverside.
Walk over the chain bridge from the monastery at the head of the metal road, and up to the museum in a semi-restored courtyard house sititng high over the valley.
After the lavish festivals of Paro and Thimpu, visiting a small rural community festival and joining in is the best way to meet and understand the proud people and their traditions in a changing country.
Be sure to have some money to tip the clowns and buy food from the host of stalls. If you're Dzonged-out having reached this far into Bhutan, the simplicity is refreshing, and the singing and dancing involves the young monks and just about everyone.
Tangbi is a small hamlet a few km north of Jakar the main town in the valley, walk with the locals or car/bus.
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