Yongphulla, Bhutan

Yongphulla is located in the Trashigang District of Bhutan, spanning the easternmost corners of the kingdom. Trashigang used to be part of an important trade route connecting Assam to Tibet, and is still used as a primary route for Bhutanese trade with India.

Some attractions situated in the district are Trashigang Dzong, a fortress built in 1659 as defense against Tibetan invaders; Bremung Lhakhang, the area’s most venerated temple; and Kanglung Zangdopelri, which houses some of Bhutan’s most intricately designed statues.

Part of the Trashigang District is the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary; one of the kingdom’s protected areas of Bhutan. It was created in part to protect the migoi, a type of yeti, in whose existence the local population strongly believes.