Tashigang is the largest dzongkhag with the second largest population in Bhutan. Historically, it served as the center of trade between Tibet and Bhutan. A mythical animal called the ‘Migoi’, a Yeti is believed to exist in The Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary which is located in the district covering an area of 286 square meters.
One of the three domestic airports in Bhutan is located in Yongphula.
- Tashigang Dzong: Originally built in 1659, it was destructed and reconstructed again between 2007-2011 as it was on the verge of collapsing.
- Sherubtse College: One of the oldest educational institutions in Bhutan founded by a group of Jesuits
- Merak and Sakteng: A semi-nomadic settlement of Merak and Sakteng famous for their unique attire is located in the district.