Burang County Attractions

Attractions of Burang County 

● Landscape

Mount Kailash(冈仁波齐)
Mount Kailash, the main peak of Gangdise Mountains in China, is one of the ten most beautiful and shocking mountains. The peak height of 6721 meters above sea level is the second peak in Gangdise Mountains. Located in the northern Burang County, Mount Kailash means “mountain for gods” in Tibetan.

Lake Manasarovar(玛旁雍错)
Covering more than 400 square kilometers of waters, Lake Manasarovar is the world's highest freshwater lake with 4587 meters above sea level and the water depth of 77 meters. In the Buddhist scriptures, only a lake is called "mother of the World Rivers", and that refers to Lake Manasarovar. It means is “invincible lake" in the Tibetan words.

Peacock River Valley
Ocean monsoon from the Bay of Bengal across Himalaya Range come here, so that the formation of the humid climate, which is so hard to see in Qinghai Tibet Plateau. In Peacock Valley, there is large tracts of oases; and villages exist in the oases.

● Historical Remains

The Ancient Palace(in Xianberlin Temple)
Remains of Xianberlin Temple is in the mountainside and filled with caves like a honeycomb. Ancient tower hanging out, a number of prayer flags wave in the wind.

Burang Battlefield Site
A battle that ever shaked heaven and earth happened in an old white tower of Duoyou Village, 5000 kilometer far from Burang County. You can experience the grand ancient battlefield by visiting there.

● Temple

Jiwu Temple(基乌寺)
Jiwu temple is located in the west of Lake Manasarovar. And as the the starting point, it is one of the 8 temples surrounding by Lake Manasarovar. Situated on the top of the mountain, the temple is made up of two buildings.

The south is for chanting and incense while the north is mainly Marnyi Stone with the arrangement of various colors and oxheads engraved with scripture.

Kejia Temple(科迦寺)
Kejia Temple is located in the Burang County, in the southeast of about 100 kilometers. Small scale and dilapidated hall makes the Temple look a little mottled.

Yiquan Cave is located in the Kejia Temple; there are many animals’ statues naturally formed including the twelve zodiacs.

Qugu Temple(曲古寺)
Qugu Temple got its name from the Qugu Buddha enshrined in this historic temple.

Zhirepu Temple(直热普寺)
There is a small-scale and north-facing Temple, Zhirepu temple, which was created by Gutanba, the famous master of Zubagaju.

Zunzhuipu Temple (尊追普寺)
Zunzhuipu Temple is a temple of scattered levels, clear priority, quaint color and facing the east.

Jiangzha Temple(江扎寺)
Jiangzha Temple is surrounded by much relics such as strange caves and springs, which are considered as something relevant to the religion by believers.

Xianbolin Temple(贤柏林寺)
In the west of Burang County and the Peacock River, there is a towering mountain with different relics of various shapes and sizes. That is the ruins of Xianbolin Temple.