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Dege Parkhang Sutra-Printing House

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Treasury of Tibetan Culture

The printing is all done manually by pairs of workers. There is no electricity wiring in the whole... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
via mobile
Dege printing house is worth the trouble

We had 9 days in West Sichuan, and were debating whether to go but this ended up being the... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2015
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 Mar 2018
“Treasury of Tibetan Culture”
10 Oct 2015
“Nice monastery, interesting printing house”
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No.17 Wenhua Street Gengqing Town, Dege County 627250, China
+86 836 822 2096
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The printing is all done manually by pairs of workers. There is no electricity wiring in the whole building due to fire prevention, thus it is dim inside.

Thank whc7
Reviewed 10 October 2015

At the time of our visit there was some construction work being done in front of the monastery, which impeded our ability to take pictures from the outside. The Monastery is surrounded by colorful mani stones and an almost constant flow locals circumambulating the holy...More

1  Thank worldnomad_01
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Dege Printing House on the border between Sichuan and the TAR, is currently not easy to reach, involving a hair-raising drive over the 5,050m Tro-la Pass*, but eminently worthwhile. The main attraction in the atmospheric little town of Dege, it not only houses thousands...More

Thank Lesley_Junlakan
Reviewed 2 May 2015

We had 9 days in West Sichuan, and were debating whether to go but this ended up being the highlight. In a few years, there will be a tunnel and the place will change forever. For now, you have to endure a horrible trip by...More

Thank margitmargalit
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This is by far my favorite place I have ever travelled. You can see a wealth of ancient woodblocks used for printing historic and famous Tibetan texts. You can also watch the texts being printed by hand by teams of workers who produce them at...More

1  Thank A C
Reviewed 1 September 2014

This place is great,Give you feeling back in time. seeing the printing house and thousand of wooden blocks display, and going through each rooms, gives a whole new idea to the Tibetan cultural, Most of all one should not miss the Green Tara on the...More

Thank tashi l
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

This place is pretty cool to wander around. You get to see the different aspects of the printing process. It's a photographer's delight too. Just beware of what you say in front of the government agents.

Thank TGandhara
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