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Tagong Temple (Lhagang Monastery)

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Nice temple. The monks are friendly and seem to like visitors. It seems to be more locals than... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Toronto, Canada
Awesome in a very real sense of the word

This is an incredible place to visit. It is not a tourist attraction(although we were warmly... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Nice temple. The monks are friendly and seem to like visitors. It seems to be more locals than tourists so it feels more authentic.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

This is an incredible place to visit. It is not a tourist attraction(although we were warmly greeted by all we met), it is a very real monastery. The monks are so tolerant of outsiders coming in, but obviously some respect is expected in return. Absolutely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

I may have just visited on a bad day as I didn’t feel I could get a good grasp on the history. Perhaps it was because there was no one collecting the entrance fee and no handout to explain what you were seeing. I tried...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank esemmes
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Went there on the 15th of the month during Tibetan new year, there were many local families there, busy time. The monastery is home to many important historical & religious relics. When I was there, no entrance fee was charged. There is one public bus...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank FlorenHL
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Has alot of these circles on the outside of the temple and locals go arround the temple and swipe them, this is for free But entering the temple has small fee , you can pay and get inside but nobody speaks english so you cant...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed November 6, 2016

well. i paid 20 dollar for going inside and just took few picture as time was rush. not enough time to visit but go outside the corridor is good for taking picture, also climb to opposite hill and see the white tower also the Yala...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Very rich history that goes back a long long time. We visited on the eve of a 5 day celebrations and they are busy decorating the monastery. We're told that the place will be swarmed with thousands of devotees for the next 5 days. One...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 12, 2015

Also known as Lhagang Gompa, the Tagong Temple is a nice example of a typical Tibetan monastery, with its statues, painted walls, thangkas, incents smells and plenty of monks dressed in their carmine robes. At the time of our visit there was a large crowd...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

It is simply good. A very typical Tibetan style temple. Many lamas in it. The statues and Buddhist wall paintings are marvelous. You can feel and see the spirituality of Tibetan people. I went here in early August. So no ceremony then.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank 469diz
Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lhagang temple(Tagong) is one of the biggest sakya temple in the region.specially worth to visit during the summer festival, when you can see the cham dances unfortunately the first picture shows aother monastery i think in kangding.

Date of experience: August 2014
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Response from FlorenHL | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I was there recently. I traveled to the monastery from Kangding city. If you are departing from Kangding, you can take the public bus outside Kangding bus station (the main one) daily around 8:30 am, which costs 20... More