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Tongren travel guide

Tongren travel guide

Located on the south of Qinghai Province, Tongren was a nomadic region in history. It is a great place to see the most real culture, architecture and sightseeings of Chinas northwestern area. In the exchange center of Tibetan culture, Central Plain Culture and Khampa culture, Tongren plays an important part of the cradle of Regong Art which consists of Tibetan-style scroll painting, barbola and sculpture. Besides, it became an important agricultural center during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). This trend continued throughout the Tang (618 - 907) and Yuan Dynasty (1206 - 1368) all the way through to the end of Qing Dynasty (1616 - 1911). Agriculture - It is considered as the Hometown of Yellow Fruit because of the Ren Long Wu River valley which has the rarely seen yellow pear. This kind of yellow pear warms the stomach and strengthen the spleen. Moreover, the rich wild plants or fruits in this area make it very popular among the people whod like to collect some valuable medicinal materials. Tongren also provides very good mutton, hike, nap, cow suede clothes and etc. Art - Tongren County is the original place of Regong Art, the hometown of the famous ... More information about Tongren »

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Longwu Temple

Longwu Temple

Longwu Temple is located in Longwu Town of Tongren County of Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, around 186 kilometers from Xining; the Longwu Temple is one of the ancient temples in Qinghai Province, and its largest Gelug temple. It was built in 1301 and already has a history that stretches back more than 700 years with several halls. The temple is filled with rare and valuable artifa...

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Wutun Temple

Wutun Temple

Wutun Temple is located in the Wutun village just outside of Tongren; the Temple is divided into the lower and upper temple. This classically styled temple is filled with ancient Tibetan treasures: frescos and weavings. The temple is widely renowned across Qinghai; these two half-temples combine a comprehensive record of the religious history of Tongren and Qinghai. Wutun in Tibetan transl...

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