Mongar is the most developed district with a regional referral hospital and stands as the economic hub of eastern Bhutan. Lemon grass, avocados, maize and recently hazelnut are some of the staple produce from this region.
- Mongar Dzong: Built in 1930 by an architect from Paro known for exquisite Bhutanese architecture.
- Drametse Lhakhang: A historical 16th century temple dedicated to the Buddhist saint Pema Lingpa. The temple houses various sacred treasures and is famous for the performance of The Mask Dance of the Drums which is a Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at UNESCO.
- Aja Nye: Dating back to 800-900AD, it is one of the most sacred sites of Guru Padmasambava where he subdued many evil spirits and demons. The site has many imprints of the letter ‘Aa’, spring water known to cure 18 kinds of diseases, and a pool formed by Guru Rinpoche known to purify an individual after a dip.