Tagong, some 110 km northwest of Kangding, at about 3700m, means 'the favourite place of the bodhisattva' in Tibetan. The small village is a fantastic place to visit if you want to get a taste of Sichuan's Tibetan Wild West. In the village, Lhagang (Tagong) Lamasery blends Han Chinese and Tibetan styles. With recent improvements in roads and facilities, more tourists are making Tagong a place to relax and breathe in the Khampa way of living.
Tagong Monastery a famous Nyingmapz monastery built in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) to commemorate the Han Princess Wencheng and Phagspa, the Grand State Tutor of Tibetan Buddhism with Buddhism Institute inside, also named as "the small Lhasa Jokhang Monastery", is one of the 108 temples built during the reign of Songtse Gampo in ancient Tibetan times. There is a sacred statue of 12-year old sakyamuni (Buddha) in the monastery, which have been brought by Princess Wenchen on her way to Lhasa. It collects statues, white towers, other cultural artifacts, and scriptures of the Sakya Buddhist sect. This temple is distinctive for its four towers painted green, red, yellow and white respectively. About 100 chortens lie behind the monastery. The place miraculously escaped destruction during the Culture Revolution.There is a big Buddha Event around the 30th, June in Tibetan Calendar every year, lasts for about 3 days.