Naisa Pagodas in Lhatse County, Shigatse
Chinese Name: 乃萨塔林
English Name: Naisa Pagodas
Location: Located at Naisa Village of Quxia Town(曲下镇) in Lhatse County, Shigatse
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All the day
Naisa Pagodas are located at Naisa Village of Quxia Town(曲下镇) in Lhatse County, 4,200 meters above sea level. It is 7 kilometers from the county seat and has a convenient transportation.
The temple was founded by Dalma Renqing(达尔玛仁青) in 1200 years, and later, Awang Suolang Qunpei(阿旺索朗群培) was inherited and expanded the temple which belonging to a Ningma sect. The main cultural relics are golden carved boards(木板刻字金板), Vajra(金刚) and a collection of 132 delicate and exquisite hand-painted pocket Tangka and other historic relics.
In the west of the temple, there are more than 200 Esoteric Buddhism towers in different sizes built in the period of Dalma Renqing(达尔玛仁青). After approved by the local government in 1987, the temple was repaired and opening up, which is the only temple that monk can be with vulgar behaviour (半僧半俗寺庙) in Lhatse County, in addition to the usual monthly 8, 15, 30, the temple would hold normal religious activities, the activity named as “Naisa Xiugong Yigui(乃萨修供仪轨)” would hold in each year on January 16 and 18.
We can take a shuttle bus from Shigatse to Lhatse County, then transfer a local mini bus to Naisa Pagodas.
Attraction Travel Tips:
· pay attention to respect the local customs in the temple.
· 2 – 3 hours travel.
· best season to travel: all the year round.