The dramatic town of Trongsa is situated right in the centre of Bhutan. In the past, its strategic location made it an essential stop for anybody travelling across the country. Trongsa's sprawling white dzong with its distinctive yellow roof is perched on the edge of a mountain ridge and seems to hang suspended above the plain. The whole valley and steep forest covered hills are frequently wrapped in mist; a truly magical scene as the dzong appears to float in the clouds. Trongsa is located at an altitude of 2,450 metres.