Qudiannima Temple in Gamba County, Shigatse
Chinese Name: 曲典尼玛寺
English Name: Qudiannima Temple
Location: Located at the mouth of Nima mountain(尼玛山口) Changlong township(昌龙乡) of Kamba County in Shigatse
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All the day
Qudiannima Temple is located at the mouth of Nima mountain(尼玛山口) Changlong township(昌龙乡) of Kamba County in Shigatse, with an elevation of 5000 meters. It is the largest temple in Kamba County, and it is said that it was built in the era of Tubo(吐蕃时代). In the middle of the 8th century, the Master of Lotus(莲花生大师) was invited by the king of the Tubo state, Zanpu Xisong Dezan(赞普墀松德赞), to preach the Buddhism. When he came back, he passed by Qudiannima Village(曲典尼玛), a shepherd worshiped him for Esoteric Buddhism(密教), and later there was built the Qudiannima Temple which was believing in Ningma sect(宁玛派). On the 15th day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar, there is a grand celebration of religious activities.
We can take a shuttle bus from Shigatse to Kamba County, then transfer a local mini bus to Qudiannima Temple.
Attraction Travel Tips:
· Pay attention to respect the local custom in the temple.
· 2-3 hours travel.
· Best season to travel: all the year round.