Top things to do in Dégé

Top Choice Buddhist Monastery in Dégé

Bakong Scripture Printing Press & Monastery

This fascinating 1792 monastery houses one of western Sìchuān’s star attractions: an ongoing printing operation that still uses traditional woodblock printing methods and maintains more than 320,000 scripture plates…
Tibetan in Dégé

Kāngbā Zàngcān

This Tibetan teahouse serves authentic Tibetan food, plus tea and beer. There’s a picture menu, but if you're stumped try one of these Tibetan favourites: yak-meat pie (牛肉饼; niúròu bǐng; ¥30), yak-meat momos (¥20), …
Cafe in Dégé

Jiàng Hóng Relay Station

This little cafe serves small snacks such as chicken wings and fries (from ¥15), OK coffee (¥30), and has cushy sofas. The owner lets out the very basic upstairs rooms (expect cloth-covered windows, very low ceiling…
Teahouse in Dégé

Syokar Teahouse

The people-watching from this 2nd-floor teahouse overlooking the river is just as much a draw as the tea and Tibetan snacks (from ¥15) on the menu. It's the first building on the left just across the bridge to the B…
Buddhist Monastery in Dégé

Gonchen Monastery

Fronted with a large collection of stupas and prayer wheels, this imposing and recently renovated building stands on what has been the site of a monastery since the 15th century and a place of worship for far longer…