Tagong Monastery is among the oldest monasteries in eastern Tibet. It was built in Tang Dynasty in the 7th Century by Princess Wencheng. It remained as a old complex through the ages. The paitings on its wall of the temple are considered valued artistic works from monks before.
The color remained the same as the picture was painted and they outlive the wall itself. The paintings are another version of Thangkha, only not on a cloth but wall. Now they are protected as treasures in the monastery.
Travel from Chengdu to Chongqing or Chongqing to Chengdu is now very easy. The best way to travel is using trains.
There are three kinds of trains available at present. The train number starts with a G is the fastest train, the travel between the two cities takes about 1 hour 40 minutes. The second one is the train number that starts with the letter D, time of travel using these trains is around 2 hours 20 minutes. The third one is the regular green trains. These trains number usually start with a K or Z and travel time is around 4 to 5 hours.
It is by driving an at least 5 hours journey on road and by train saving lots of time. Price of the G train ticket is 154RMB for economy seat, 246RMB for first class seat and 462RMB for VIP seat. Price for the D train ticket is 96RMB for economy seat and 116 for first class seat. Price for the K or Z train ticket costs 46RMB for a seat.
The G and D trains have good and bilingual service.