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 the square is buzzing.

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1.14 MILES

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