Banbar Monastery in Banbar County, Chamdo

Chinese Name: 边坝寺
English Name: Banbar Monastery in Banbar County, Chamdo
Location: Located in Banbar County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Banbar Monastery

Banbar Monastery(边坝寺)is a Tibetan Buddhism Gelug monastery in Xialin Village(夏林村), Banbar Town(边坝镇), Banbar County(边坝县), Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region. The grand monastery was built in 1296 of Yuan dynasty by Zhuogun Qujia Paba(卓滚·曲加帕巴). It is the root of Telaga Warna(三色湖)and the whole Banbar culture. It is one of the most famous scenic spots in Telaga Warna as well as the well-known monastery.

Banbar Monastery is a famous monastery in the Chamdo district because of the reincarnation of the living Buddha. It was shut down during the Cultural Revolution period, but the buildings and cultural relics were well protected. Banbar Monastery in 1983 was approved by the autonomous region people’s government to open again. At present the relatively well-preserved monastery covers an area of 14320 ㎡, with the construction area of 99057 ㎡, which belongs to the autonomous region level cultural relics units.

Attraction Transportation

Tourist can travel to Lhasa by air or train firstly and then transfer to Banbar County by long-distance bus, which is the major choice. And you can transfer from Qamdo to Banbar County. There is no need for you to worry about the transportation.

Attraction Travel Tips

  1. Traveling Hours: 2 to three hours
  2. Traveling Seasons: May and September.
  3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
  4. As there is a large temperature gap between daytime and night, it is highly recommended to take along some pieces of thermal clothing, hat, and gloves and so on.
  5. Please try your best to respect the religious belief and local customs.
  6. As well as the Tibet Entry Permit, you also need to apply for Border Permit for traveling as this destination lies near the Chinese territory boundary.