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“Wide open spaces and thin air”
Review of Tagong Grassland

Tagong Grassland
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I chose to come here because as far as I could tell it is the closest Tibetan town and grasslands area to Chengdu. Definitely worth coming here for a few days; it is a great contrast from the Han Chinese regions. The drive from Kangding was beautiful and the road is in good condition. I had very rainy weather while I was there (late June) but as far as I can tell that is not typical.

Be careful of altitude sickness; try to spend a few nights at lower altitudes first (such as Kangding). I had a really bad headache.

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

For the last few years, I have visited this place several times a year and I never get bored of going there often. To begin with, travelling from Chengdu to Khangding by road has it's own advantage: there is a beautiful change of landscape as you go further and get nearer to Khangding Tibetan territory with bluer sky, taller mountains and lots grean and rivers. Taking flight from Chengdu to Khangding is another option which avoids travelling by road for 7 hours journey.
Fromg Khangding to Tagong takes about 2:30 hours drive on green pastures with small village houses, tents and lot of yaks on the way.
Tagong is a small town surrounded by Tibetan nomads and many buddhist monasteries situated near by. The best months to visit this place is from May to September.
Best would be to spend 3-5 days days here, during which you can visit nomadic families, monasteries, grassland or get closser to Yala mountain.
Tagong has both fare hotels and home-stay facilities, and Khampa Cafe is located just left side of the Tagong monasterie's gate.
Although, Tagong is a small township, it is a wellknown tourist attraction place.

Thank Ksherab
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

The main street running through town is under road work. When we arrived we thought it was a bomb site! Extremely dusty and dirty, accommodation is basic. It's one of the most memorable place I've been to in China. It could have been wild west America. Its beauty can be said better by pictures. I would love to revisit this town to catch it in a better condition.

Thank Annie V
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

I love wide open spaces and if you like it too then you must visit the grassland anywhere within Western Sichuan. This is one of the few attractions in China where there is no crowd, except crowds of yaks!

Thank OSFlanker
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Reviewed 17 May 2013 via mobile

Tagong is a very small and peaceful village.
You can hike 2.5 hours to an isolated monastery. From there you can go 5 min to the nunnery which is a very nice and highly recomended village near the monastery.
You can also hike to one of the hills around the village to get a magnificent view on the area!
Enjoy tagong!!

Thank Kerenandguy
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