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During your visit in the Trongsa region of Bhutan, one of the main places of interest is Chendebji Chorten. It is located 41 km west of Trongsa in Bhutan at 2430 meters in elevation. Nestled on a hill next to a rapid stream and surrounded by huge cypresses trees, you will see the impressive stupa.

Pay a visit to the village located above the Wangdue-Trongsa highway. Interestingly, the Chendebji village was name after the cypress tree. Chendebji (Cenden-bji) means the ‘Valley of Cypress’. ‘Chenden’ or ‘Tsenden’ means cypress, and ‘bji’ ground or valley.

Upon stepping into the village, you will see traditional stone houses lining up to greet you.

A short walk brings you to the Chendebji stupa, built in the eighteenth century in Katmandu valley style. Legend has it that it was built to subdue a demoness Ngala dudm who jumped out of the Black Mountains and terrorized travellers.

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