Monastery in Tongren

Wútún Sì

This two-monastery complex is the place to head if you’re interested in Tibetan art. The Upper (Yango) Monastery (吾屯上寺, Wútún Shàngsì) is closest to Tongren, while the Lower (Mango) Monastery (吾屯下寺, Wútún Xiàsì)...

Buddhist Monastery in Tongren

Gomar Gompa

Across the Gu-chu river valley from Wútún Sì is the mysterious 400-year-old Gomar Gompa, a charming monastery that resembles a medieval walled village. There are around 30 monks living in whitewashed mud-walled...

Monastery in Tongren

Lóngwù Dàsì

Tongren’s main monastery is a huge and fascinating maze of renovated chapels and monks’ residences, dating from 1301. It’s a superb place to wander and explore, and you’ll need one or two hours. Your ticket...

Square in Tongren

Regong Square

The huge Regong Art Museum (热贡艺术博物馆, Règòng Yìshù Bówùguǎn) stands at the eastern end of this lively square at the heart of town. Come at twilight and early evening, when families come out to wander around and...