Our trips expend to not only TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region), but also  to Amdo and Kham. These two regions occupy almost two third of the entire Tibetan plateau and  now lay in the provence of Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan. These two culture parts of Tibet remains unknown to many foreigners and tourists..  With our Tibetan tour services you can explore much of the Amdo and Kham region of Tibet. So tell us your interests and stories you have heard of any parts of Tibet and we would be happy to customize your trips based on your wishes. See the Map

 

Bingling grottoes 

A giant cave situated in Dasigou, a valley of mount Jish. it is about 35km southwest of Yongjing county in Gansu province. The caves were first cut in 420ac and the cutting continued for more than a thousand years. Now the caves are divided into three parts: the upper temple part, the lower temple part and the caves. There are all in 216 cave niches. More than eight hundred images. About one thousands square  meters of mural paintings and fifty pagodas. more than four hundred pieces of cultural relics are kept in the museum, including colored pottery, gold and bronze images of Buddha,(Tangka and other statues of made in Tibetan temples) and Buddhist scriptures. In 1961 Bingling cave temple was chosen as one of the national major unit of cultural relics.


Dege Parkhang in Kham;The Treasury of Tibetan Culture & Arts

Dege Parkhang (Sutra-Printing House) , also called Dege Auspicious and Wisdom-Gathering House, whose full Multi-  Auspicious Gate of the Great Dharma Stack-Room of Dege Sutra-Printing House of Tibetan Cultural Treasures, is  located in Dege County on the east bank of the Drichu (Yanzi)River northwest of the Ganze Tibetan Autonomous  Prefecture of Sichuan Province, built in 1685 by Chokyi Tenpa Tsering, the 12th headman of Dege. More than 200000  blocks of Buddhist scriptures, historical, literature and art, medical, astronomical and calender-arithmetical book  edititons in Tibetan are kept in the house.The Printing house is the largest of the three big Sutra-printing houses in  Tibet. (Lhasa Sutra-printing House in Lhasa, Labrang Parkhang: print House in Gansu, Amdo. and Dege Parkhang in  Sichuan, Kham). It was designated as a major unit of cultural relics under provincial protection in 1980 and as a major unit under state protection in 1996. Dege, meaning "land of benevolence" in Tibetan, is derived from the "ten benevolences of the 4 orders" of Tibetan  Buddhism. The Dege clan and the toponym of Dege both began to appear in the early period of the Yuan Dynasty and  the  year of 1913 saw the establishment of Dege County. It is the seat of Dege County, and was once the center of the  kingdom of Dege, one of the largest and most important of the regional kingdoms in Kham. For more information Rread  the official site for Dege paprkhang. www.degeparkhang.org 

 

Shakhung Monastery

 (Bya khyung dGon) is situated on the shoulder of mountain Drak Chung  with a sharp cliff  facing towards north and offers visitors breathtaking view over the Machu river known also as Yellow river.  The Monastery founded in 1349 by The great master or teacher named Chogyal Dondup Ringchen: the former teacher of Tsongkhapa.There are several colleges in the monastery campus;colleges of Kalachakara, medical and philosophy. There are temples built on upper part of the monastery and the man temples are Sutra hall, Golden roof temple(known also as Serdong contains the reliquary of Chogyal Dondup Rinchen), Arapatsa temeple(Manjushuri temple), print house, and so on.There used to be 1500 monks in the monastery  and was once  one of the major monastery and still it is one of located in a remote area with peaceful environment and  therefore it is not known for tourists. It’s really worth seeing sight.
 

Gonglung Monastery

A big Institute for Buddhist studies as well as a peaceful hermitage site for  great meditators, suited in the north-east of Xining (65km). It is one of the four principle monasteries in northern Amdo, founded in 1603 by Donyod Choskyi Gyatso. There are lots of hermitage caves and beautiful rocky mountains.  its also an idea place to camp for one 2 days.

Rebgong

Rebgong is not only known for its unique artwork, but also known for its  social evntes.For instance, Lurig and Monlam Chenmo. Lurig occurs  In June and Monlam Chenmo in Februrary. All the local Tibetans attend tne festival wearing tradtioanal customs. Lurig is one of the oldest, traditional dances of Tibet and is also known as Shaman festival. Each village has its own perfommances.

 

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