Top things to do in Tǎgōng

Buddhist Monastery in Tǎgōng

Ser Gyergo Nunnery

Known locally as ani gompa (‘nunnery’ in Tibetan), Hépíng Fǎhùi is home to around 500 nuns and more than 100 monks. Lama Tsemper was a revered local hermit who spent much of his life meditating in a cave about two h…
Buddhist Monastery in Tǎgōng

Lhagang Monastery

The story goes that when Princess Wencheng, the Chinese bride-to-be of Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo, was on her way to Lhasa in 640, a precious statue of Jowo Sakyamuni Buddha toppled off one of the carts in her ento…
Tibetan in Tǎgōng

Rinchen Wangmu Tibetan Restaurant

Run by a friendly Tibetan owner/chef, this Tibetan cafe just across from the main square is one of the tastiest in town (and one of the few with an English menu).
Buddhist Temple in Tǎgōng

Golden Temple

The glimmering roof and stupa-lined walls of this temple are set against the fantastic backdrop of the snowy mountains across the grasslands. Inside it's a more sedate affair, but the prayer-wheel-lined walls and ce…
Teahouse in Tǎgōng

Hépíng Fǎhùi Teahouse

Picture windows overlooking the Hépíng Religious University are a major draw to this teahouse on an outcrop at the top of Hépíng Fǎhùi, as are the prices: tea from ¥5 and simple snacks from ¥3.