Monastery (Chaktreng Gompa)
Xiangcheng, its county seat is Sangpi township, located on the
southern part of Ganzi TAP, surrounded by gorgeous scenery from
all direction, just on the alongside the Shuqu (Shuchu) river. It
is an important stopover for tourist travel in Khampa area from
Ganzi TAP to Diqin TAP. 780km to Chengdu, and 122km to Zhongdian.
This town was built in 540BC. And there are 3 rivers such as
Dingqu, Suoqu and Mayi flowing through this county. Many hot
springs in this county due to its unique grography, in Ranwu
township are 108 springs.
The attractives are Xiangcheng Monastery, Sangpi Monastery (Gyarong
Gompa or Sampiling), Reda monastery, Zhendoubaixi monastery,
Baiyidingzhen Monastery and Yachong monastery, Rongrao Mountain,
Ranwu hot spring, Niting Canyon, Zhangji Grand Waterfall and Bamu
Lakes scenery area.
Gompa (Xiangcheng Monastery)
Originally constructed in 1669 of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan
Monastery (Sampiling Gompa)
Built in 1654 of the Kagyu sect, and in 1669 to be a monastery of
Gelug sect (Yellow sect). In 25Oct of Chinese canlender the
Randeng (Latern firing) festival will be held in this monastery.