As the largest collection of books in the whole Tibetan area, the Dege Printing Institute, with the roots of wolf poison flower as raw materials made paper to cut, and then use the traditional artifice engraving printing technology, the final printing washed dry.
Built in 1792, I almost looked like 1972. China's largest Tibetan printing Academy. It has 260 years of history, basically equal to the average age of a Chinese dynasty. Today, it is thrown in engraving printing with local coffins.
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.
[Dege Sutra Printing House] Located in Dege County, Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan Province, it enjoys the prestigious titles of "Encyclopedia of Tibetan Culture", "Bright Cultural Pearl in Tibetan Areas", and "Treasure House under the Snow Mountain". Its full name is "Tibetan Culture". Treasure Dege Sutra Printing House Dafa Library Auspicious Multiple Doors", also known as "Dege Auspicious Juhui Courtyard", was built in the seventh year of Yongzheng in the Qing Dynasty (1729), with a total area of about 5,000 square meters and a building area of nearly 3,000 Square meters, with a total construction area of more than 9,000 square meters, it is the same ancient Tibetan building with a four-story pavilion. The name of the courtyard was inscribed by Master Zhao Puchu. As the first of the three major printing houses in Tibet, the Dege Sutra Printing Institute contains more than 830 various classics of Tibetan culture and more than 300,000 woodcut scriptures. It is known as the "World Tibetan Language Think Tank". It was established by the State Council in 1996. It is listed as a national key cultural relics protection unit. In 2009, as a traditional technique, the "Engraving and Printing Techniques of Dege Printing Institute" was included in the Representative List of Human Intangible Cultural Industries by UNESCO.
The Dege Scripture Printing House is the first of the three Tibetan scripture printing houses. The collection of templates in the Scripture Printing House is the largest. The printing house is not very large. Many Tibetans come to worship and transfer scriptures. The courtyard is not powered by electricity, so the courtyard is dark. There is a ticket for 50 tourists. The local Tibetans do not charge a fee. It is still very old. You can check
Preston_Dominguez: No.17 Wenhua Street Gengqing Town, Dege County 627250, China
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