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Manigango

 Garze Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Manigango (马尼干戈)

Situated between Garze and Dege, Manigango is a small town with a mysterious atmosphere because of the Dzogchen Gompa, which is one of the six great monasteries of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It's also an important traffic hub of Sichuan-Tibet route. Paying a visit to Manigango, you can see Tibetans on horsebacks, monks in crimson, robes on motorbikes, pilgrims on tractors, Tibetan mastiffs lingering in the streets. Manigango is located on the edge of grasslands, and in the early years it was a key town linking provinces of Yunnan, Qinghai, Sichuan and Tibetan trading for the Ancient Tea Horse Road. 

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Location

Near Queer Mountain, between Garze and Dege, Sichuan Province, China

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Main Sights

Manigango

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall 

Travel Information

Admission for Manigango: free

Opening Hours: whole day

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Transportation 

1. Visitors can take special-line buses from downtown Garze, then get off at Manigango.

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Travel Tips 

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about two days.

2. The best time to visit there is from May to October because most of the hotels and restaurants there stops operating due to the severely cold winter.

3. It is suggested to take warm clothes for the changeable weather even in summer.

4. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.


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