Changmeijian Monastery in Bainang County, Shigatse

Chinese Name: 长美坚寺
English Name: Changmeijian Monastery
Location: Located at Luojiang Village(洛江村) of Luojiang Town(洛江镇) in Bainang County, Shigatse
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All the day

Changmeijian Monastery is located at Luojiang Village(洛江村) of Luojiang Town(洛江镇) in Bainang County, Shigatse, Tibet autonomous region. It is 3,915 meters above sea level. The temple was founded in the 14th century by Deqin Buwang Jiepa(德钦·布旺杰帕), Lanqin gonggapa(朗钦·贡嘎帕), and Aqin Peisan(阿钦培桑), and it was a branch temple of the Jiding temple(吉定寺), which is revered as the Sakya Sect(萨迦派) and then converted to the Gelu Sect(格鲁派).

The building is composed of the main hall, the Buddha hall, and monk’s house, covering an area of 2276.95 square meters. The main hall is seating north facing south with 3 floors’ high. The first floor is the storehouse, the second floor is the porch, the assembly hall, and the third floor is the Buddha hall.

Standing in the front door of the temple, look up, you can see the relics of white wooden palace(白木宫遗址) on the top of the hill. Looking back at the hills, the houses of Luojiang Village lying under the temple seems to be listening quietly to the voice of the temple’s prayer. The view of the temple is excellent, with the golden rape flower and the green highland barley in the distance.

Attraction Transportation:
We can take a shuttle bus from Shigatse to Bainang County, then transfer a local mini bus to Changmeijian Monastery.
Attraction Travel Tips:
· pay attention to respect the local customs.
· 1 – 2 hours travel.
· best season to travel: all the year round.