Tagong Town is located 113 kilometers northwest of Kangding, with Sichuan-Tibet Highway passing though, and widely known as the ‘the lesser Lhasa’. The average altitude is around 3700 meters.
Tagong in Tibetan language means a favorite place of Bodhisattva. Legend has that Princess Wencheng traveled through Tagong when she made her way to Tibet to marry the king Srongtsen Gampo in 641. Suddenly, the Sakyamuni Buddha statue what She brought with talked to people that he would like to stay here. Thus, people made a replica of the stature immediately and left it in Tagong Town. Since then, the monastery of Tagong to hold the Sakyamuni Buddha statue has been famed as the ‘Lesser Jokhang Temple’.
Tagong Grasslands, Tagong Monastery and Yala Snow Mountain are the famous scenic spots in Tagong.