Juenang Monastery in Lhatse County, Shigatse

Chinese Name: 觉囊寺
English Name: Juenang Monastery in Lhatse County, Shigatse
Location: Located in Lhatse County, Shigatse Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Juenang Monastery

Juenang Monastery(觉囊寺)is located at the waist of Oubuqiong Mountain(欧布琼山)of Lhatse County(拉孜县), Shigatse Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, which is 4,600 meters above sea level. The monastery is the ancestral monastery of the Tibetan Buddhist Juenang sect(觉囊派). It was founded in the 12th century by Gongba · Tujiezhunzhu(贡巴·土杰尊珠). There are more than twenty thousand monks with more than two thousand practicing hole and meditation rooms. There also built a tower which is known as the Buddha tower that can help people out of the struggles and troubles. It is about 27 meters high with 108 doors and 108 halls. Juenang Monastery mainly worships the three Buddha statues of Xiraojianzang master(喜绕坚赞) and his apprentice. On April 15th of Tibetan calendar, Juenang Monastery will hold the activity of “Shizhuan Tiaoshen”(时转跳神).

Attraction Transportation

There is only one train running through Lhatse which passes over 253 kilometers for the ticket fee of 40 RMB.  It takes about 3 hours by car. 

Attraction Travel Tips

  1. Traveling Hours: 1 or 2 hours
  2. Traveling Seasons: June to October
  3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content.
  4. Pay attention to prepare some necessities for the cold weather like the hat, gloves, scarf and thick winter coat and so on.
  5. Please try you best to respect the local folk customs, especially their religious belief and taboos when you traveling in Tibet.