Mendong Monastery in Coqen County, Ngari

Chinese Name: 门东寺
English Name: Mendong Monastery in Coqen County, Ngari
Location: Located in Coqen County, Ngari Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

Basic Information of Mendong Monastery

Mendong Monastery(门东寺)is located in Mendong Village(门东村), Coqen Town(门东村), Coqen County(措勤镇), Ngari Prefecture(阿里地区), Tibet Autonomous Region, 2 kilometers north of the county seat, which was first built in the nineteenth century. Mendong Monastery covers an area of 14800square meters, with the building area of 2118 square meters. Under the support of the party’s religious freedom policy, the monastery was rebuilt in 1984 and after two large-scale expansions. There are 18 monks and 1,100 cultural relics now in the monastery, including 42 important cultural relics in the monastery. It is a Kagyur sect(嘎举派)monastery.

Attraction Transportation

Naqu District 206 line runs through the Coqen County. There are Xinjiang Tibet highway in the south and the District Lane 301 line in the north. The highway traffic system is perfect; visitors can choose self-driving tour in Coqen County. There are 724.2 km from Ngari to Coqen County and it will spend 17 hours for driving.  Tourist can travel to Ngari by air firstly and then transfer to Coqen County by long-distance bus, which is the major choice. 

Attraction Travel Tips

  1. Traveling Hours: 3 hours
  2. Traveling Seasons:  summer and autumn.
  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.