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Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary

Location : Trashigang

Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) is a 650 km square national park in the far eastern region of Bhutan, bordering the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The sanctuary is adorned with a diverse ecosystem ranging from warm broad leaf forests to alpine meadows. It is home to some of the rarest wildlife species in the country, such as the Red Panda and Himalayan Monal Pheasant.

From the two largest villages in the sanctuary, Merak and Sakteng, hails Bhutan's most prominent highlanders, the semi-nomadic people called Brokpas, also known as 'men of pastures'. Brokpas have a unique lifestyle and culture.


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Sakten Wildlife Sanctuary
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