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Monastery in Tóngrén

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 Tóngrén, while the Lower (Mango) Monastery (吾屯下寺; Wútún Xiàsì) is …
Buddhist Monastery in Tóngrén

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 130 monks in residence living in whitewashed mud-wall…
Monastery in Tóngrén

Lóngwù Sì

Tóngrén’s main monastery is a huge and rambling maze of renovated chapels and monks’ residences, dating from 1301. It’s well worth a wander, and you’ll need one or two hours to see everything. Your ticket includes e…
Tibetan in Tóngrén

Lǐngzhūmā Zàng Cāntīng

There's construction going on next door but this brand-new Tibetan restaurant located across the bridge in the eastern portion of town delivers the goods. Walk past a row of prayer wheels, slide into a booth seat an…
Tibetan in Tóngrén

Rebkong Teahouse

There are a few Tibetan tea houses in town but this is hands down the coolest. There's a small range of well-presented Tibetan dishes as well as snacks (from ¥5), tea (including yak-butter tea; ¥15), fresh coffee (f…