Riwuqi Monastery in Ngamring County, Shigatse
Chinese Name: 日吾其寺
English Name: Riwuqi Monastery
Location: Located in Riwuqi Village, north of Ngamring County, Shigatse
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
About Riwuqi Monastery in Ngamring County, Shigatse
Riwuqi Monastery was built in fourteenth century. It covers an area of 3,228 m² and belongs to Nyingma sect. The main buildings includes Thousand Buddha Hall(千佛殿), Lingta Hall(灵塔殿) and Riwuqi Scripture Hall(日吾其经堂) and so on. Most of them were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution period except Riwuqi Golden Pagoda. Looking from the site layout and architectural structure, it has a very obvious military defensive properties and it is one of the integrated building complex melting by temple and castle. It was built by Tangdongjie Bujiongba(汤东杰布迥巴) who was the founder of Tibetan Opera in 1389. At present, there lives 9 monks and 7 nuns.
The most attractive and important thing tourists couldn’t miss there is Riwuqi Golden Pagoda. It is famous for its grand scale, distinctive style and exquisite ancient murals. It has great value on study of the construction and art of Buddhist history in Tibet. It also gives information about the influence of Buddhism culture between Tibet religious and South Asia.
Riwuqi Monastery is 90 kilometers away from Ngamring County seat. The advanced traffic system provides visitors convenient ways to travel. Visitors can take long-distance bus or choose self-driving.
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