Zhensang Monastery in Yadong County, Shigatse
Chinese Name: 真桑寺
English Name: Zhensang Monastery
Location: Located about 5 km west of Guru Village(古汝村) in Yadong County, Shigatse
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All the day
About Zhensang Monastery
Zhensang Monastery is located about 5 km west of Guru Village(古汝村) in Yadong County, 11 kilometers from the site of Qumi Xinggu(曲米辛古遗址) and 100 kilometers from the county seat. It was built in the beginning of the 15th century with an altitude of 4,573 meters. Built by the Zhensang Living Buddha(真桑活佛), it is a Gelu temple. It used to be a Lama temple then transferred into a nun temple. There are six Buddhist temple halls, covering an area of 400 square meters. Because the temple was built on a cliff, thus it is famous for its craggedness.
Zhensang means cloud bridge(云桥), located in the middle of the 18-story steep rock. It is said that the Master Lotus(莲花生大师) had practiced in a natural cave of the Zhensang temple when he entered Tibet. The temple has long been responsible for the breeding of wild goats. The harmonious coexistence of goats and monks constitutes a unique landscape.
We can take a shuttle bus from Shigatse to Yadong County, then transfer a local mini bus to Zhensang Monastery.
Attraction Travel Tips:
· pay attention to respect the local customs in Zhensang Monastery.
· 1 – 2 hours travel.
· best season to travel: all the year round.