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Tongren Travel: Information, Tours to Wutun Monastery

Tongren (同仁) is a county-level city located in the southwest of Gansu province. It is situated in the traditional Tibetan area of Amdo and is home to a significant Tibetan population. Tongren is rich in cultural heritage, particularly Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Tongren has numerous monasteries and temples, and the best-known is Wutun Monastery, which is considered to be one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries outside of Tibet. It is the birthplace of the Tibetan "Regong art". Wutun Monastery even tailor make thangka for the monasteries in Tibet like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tashilhunpo Monastery and other temples. Come here for the inheritance ceremony held every year from the first day to the fourth day of the Lunar New Year. It is a rare opportunity to see the giant thangka. Contact us to plan your tour to Tongren in advance.

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