Snowfield Dexi Homestay
Tagong in Tibetan means ‘the favorite place of the Bodhisattva’.
Some 110 km northwest of Kangding, at about average altitude of 3700m, the Tagong Grassland is a vast expanse of meadow lying beneath the sacred Yallah Mountain, and is landmarked by the famous Tagong Lamasery and the golden tower built to commemorate the living buddha, Panchan. The green meadow surrounded by snow-capped peaks and dotted with Tibetan herdsmen and tents. Tagong is a very wild-west kind of Khampa town, with Tagong village, Tagong Monastery (Lhagong temple), Tagong Pagoda Stupa, Yala Snow-capped Mountain, Tagong Buddhism College etc around. An annual horse racing festival features thousands of local Tibetan herdsmen and Tibetan opera. The festival is held at the beginning of the 8th lunar month in Tagong grassland.
With recent improvements in roads and facilities, more tourists are making Tagong a place to relax and breathe in the Khampa way of living.