Dege Parkhang Sutra Printing House


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Dege Parkhang Sutra Printing House

Dege Parkhang Sutra Printing House Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1: Arrival in Dege Morning: Arrive in Dege and check into your accommodation, preferably in the town center. Afternoon: Visit the Dege Parkhang Sutra Printing House, one of the oldest and most significant printing houses in Tibet. Explore the historic complex, admiring its traditional Tibetan architecture, prayer wheels, and prayer flags. Learn about the history and process of traditional Tibetan book printing from knowledgeable guides. Evening: Enjoy dinner at a local Tibetan restaurant in Dege, sampling regional specialties such as yak meat, butter tea, and Tibetan dumplings. Take a leisurely walk around the town center and soak in the atmosphere of this remote Tibetan community.

Day 2

Day 2: Cultural Exploration Morning: Take a guided tour of the Dege Old Town, exploring its ancient streets, traditional Tibetan houses, and historic landmarks. Visit attractions such as the Dege Monastery, the Gonchen Monastery, and the White Pagoda Temple. Learn about Tibetan Buddhism, culture, and customs from local monks and residents. Afternoon: Explore the surrounding area of Dege, taking in the scenic beauty of the Tibetan plateau. Visit nearby attractions such as the Dzogchen Monastery, the Palpung Monastery, or the Yilhun Lhatso Nature Reserve, known for its stunning landscapes and sacred lake. Evening: Attend a traditional Tibetan cultural show or performance in Dege, featuring music, dance, and religious rituals. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural heritage of Tibet and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the local community.

Day 3

Day 3: Nature and Departure Morning: Take a scenic drive to nearby natural attractions such as the Hailuogou Glacier Park or the Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve. Explore the pristine alpine landscapes, glaciers, and snow-capped peaks of the Tibetan plateau. Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, photography, or wildlife spotting. Afternoon: Return to Dege in the afternoon and visit any remaining attractions or landmarks in the town. Take a stroll along the banks of the Yalong River or visit local markets and handicraft shops to purchase souvenirs and gifts. Evening: Transfer to the nearest airport or bus station for your departure, taking with you memories of your time exploring the Dege Parkhang Sutra Printing House and the cultural richness of Tibet.







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