Geju Monastery in Yadong County, Shigatse
Chinese Name: 嘎举寺
English Name: Geju Monastery
Location: Located in the south of the Qiema Village(切玛村) in the lower Yadong Town(下亚东乡), Shigatse
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All the day
About Geju Monastery
Geju Monastery is located in the south of the Qiema Village(切玛村) in the lower Yadong Town(下亚东乡). Lying on the middle of the Naiduila hill(乃堆拉), 15 kilometers from the county of Yadong, and 3160 meters above sea level. It was founded in 1736 by the monk, Danzhu Wancang Baada(丹珠旺仓巴阿达). Covering an area of 1968 square meters, the temple echoes Bhutan and India far away. It is a unique temple of the Geju Sect(嘎举派). There are Thangka of Buddha Sakyamuni, embroidery, and a wooden plaque “Dafang Guangming(大放光明)” which belonged to Tibet’s first anti-British war. The temple located in the border witnessed the history of British imperialism invaded Tibet.
We can take a shuttle bus from Shigatse to Yadong County, then transfer a local mini bus to Geju Monastery.
Attraction Travel Tips:
· pay attention to respect the local customs in Geju Monastery.
· 1 – 2 hours travel.
· best season to travel: all the year round.