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Dege Parkhang Sutra-Printing House
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4.4/5
49 Reviews
Temple
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2 hours
Address: No.17 Wenhua Street Gengqing Town, Dege County 627250, China
Phone: 0836-8222096

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See you through thousands of years~ Dege Scripture Printing House. The third stop of Ganzi self-driving during the National Day holiday came from Shiqu County. Although Dege also has an altitude of more than 3,000, the high counter does not exist at all. The county town is very small. When we drove from the hotel, the traffic police uncle guided us to park the car to the government compound for free. Tickets for the Printing House are not expensive. There are three floors. The first floor is the hall dedicated to the gods. The second and third floors are the places for printing and collecting books. You can see the manual printing of scriptures on site, which is quite ritual. You must hire a tour guide here, or you can hardly understand it, but this sense of mystery and ritual also makes people feel worthwhile.

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  • Donna4321
    Donna4321
    Auckland Central, New Zealand
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    Incredible!

    Dege is situated almost on the border of Western Sichuan and Tibet Autonomous Region so it’s a long journey to reach. But there’s something about this town that pulled at my heart strings and the expe...

    Reviewed on /Date(1555843894000+0800)/
  • Jeffery S
    Jeffery S
    Salt Lake City, Utah
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    China’s Gem

    I say China gem because of the goodness of the people. What incredible kindness. If I could say anything, just come to this city, visit the printing place, and sit around and practice some Tibetan, an...

    Reviewed on /Date(1541977228000+0800)/
  • whc7
    whc7
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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    Treasury of Tibetan Culture

    The printing is all done manually by pairs of workers. There is no electricity wiring in the whole building due to fire prevention, thus it is dim inside.

    Reviewed on /Date(1520829836000+0800)/
  • worldnomad_01
    worldnomad_01
    Los Angeles, California, USA
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    Nice monastery, interesting printing house

    At the time of our visit there was some construction work being done in front of the monastery, which impeded our ability to take pictures from the outside. The Monastery is surrounded by colorful man...

    Reviewed on /Date(1444461711000+0800)/
  • Lesley_Junlakan
    Lesley_Junlakan
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
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    Printing the Past in the Present

    The Dege Printing House on the border between Sichuan and the TAR, is currently not easy to reach, involving a hair-raising drive over the 5,050m Tro-la Pass*, but eminently worthwhile. The main attra...

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