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Tagong Pagoda Monastery

Tagong Pagoda Monastery Travel Guide

Tagong indicates Bodhisattva's favorite spot. Tagong Pagoda Monastery, which has more than a thousand-year history, is one of the most famous pagodas in the Sagya sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Tagong Pagoda Monastery, as the center of those scenic spots around, is also an important sacred palace for Tibetan in Kangba area to pray, being surrounded by rivers, plains, forests, mountains, temples, Tibetan style building
It is said the Princess Wencheng had been to Tagong when she married to Songzan Ganbu. Princess Wencheng asked some masters to forge a sculpture of Shakya Mani and left it in Tagong. So there is a saying that “Praying in Tagong equals Praying in Lhasa”.

Features
Every Tibetan calendar in late June, Buddhist Service and Exorcism would be hosted in Tagong Pagoda Monastery. From the middle of July to early August, A series of activities called Shua Beizi, which including horse racing, dancing and singing would also be celebrated in the plain. Around the Monastery, tens of pagodas form remarkable scenery.  
Inside the pagoda, many well-protected historical relics have witnessed the change of the pagoda since more than a thousand years ago, such as the thousand-hand Bodhisattva, achievement tower and so on.

Traffic:

You can take the passenger car in Kangding bus station, where ticket costs ¥10 for one person. Or you can rent a car for the round trip, which would be around ¥150.

DCT Tips:

Best Time to visit: April, May, December, October

The Tagongsi has a name lesser Jongkhang Temple
Outer look at Tagong Pagoda Monastery

The Tagongsi has a name lesser Jongkhang Temple

Outer look at Tagong Pagoda Monastery

Tagong Pagoda is Tibetan buddism monastery

Gilded Top of Tagong Pagoda Monastery

Tagong Pagoda holds buddist events and festivals in late june every year

Tagong Pagoda Monastery under sunshine

Visit Tagongsi from Kangding to Xinduqiao along Sichuan Tibet highway

Tagong Pagoda Monastery

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