Dege Dege County is located in the northwest of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province, adjacent to Ganzi County to the east, Baiyu County to the south, Jiangda County to the west across the Jinsha River, and Shiqu County to the north. It is located on the Jinsha River and Yalong The upper reaches of the river. It is the last county seat in the Sichuan section of Sichuan-Tibet National Highway 317. Dege Sutra Printing House Dege Sutra Printing House is known as "Encyclopedia of Tibetan Culture", "Bright Cultural Pearl of Tibetan Areas", and "Treasure House Under Snow Mountain". It is under the jurisdiction of Dege Gengqing Temple, which is the information center for importing and exporting Tibetan culture. The endless stream of believers in the Printing House attracts an endless stream of worshippers every day, and they turn clockwise around the Printing House. After the transfer, I will sit in the open space in front of the yard to bask in the sun and talk about the housework! The time for printing scriptures in Dege Printing Institute is only half a year, from March 15 to September 20 of the Tibetan calendar. During this period, people can visit and worship in the courtyard, which is called "Balchadon". Dege became the birthplace of Kham's standard Tibetan language, which is not unrelated to the rich cultural accumulation of the Printing Institute. Behind the Gengqing Temple Printing House is Gengqing Temple, which is the main monastery of the Sakya Sect of Tibetan Buddhism in Kham. A grand chanting ceremony is held here every morning! Location: No. 17, Wenhua Street, Gengqing Town, Dege County. Accommodation guide: Living in Dege County can be reached on foot or by taxi from the county seat.
It is recommended that three or five friends visit Gengqing Temple together. It is a bit scary to go alone. Especially ladies better not go alone.
Gengqing Temple is the most historical and cultural temple in Western Sichuan. It has a history of 290 years, but it still uses the most primitive woodblock printing. It inherits the craftsmanship of Tibetan hand-printed scriptures for thousands of years. In the "printing house" where scriptures are printed by hand, there are few foreign tourists, and local Tibetan monks worship and visit.
The most famous temple in Dege County is Gengqing Temple, whose name is unfamiliar to many people. But its "other name"-Dege Printing House, you must have heard of it. In fact, this Dege Scripture Printing Institute is a magnificent "publishing house" on the west side of Gengqing Temple. It is affiliated with Gengqing Temple. From the Dege Printing House, turn left, go uphill, pass a large row of prayer wheels, and walk for 3 to 5 minutes. Because Dege Printing House is so famous, many tourists only know that they don’t know Gengqing Temple.
It's really good to have faith. You can feel what you can say and feel right. This temple is uphill on the left hand side of the printing house, and there is a river on the right and a simple toilet on the right.
There is a large prayer wheel on the slope, walk 3-5 minutes (slowly) to the left hand side.
Do not walk the middle stairs, mortals please walk on both sides, respect the beliefs of others.