Nanni Qudesi Monastery in Kangmar County, Shigatse

Chinese Name: 乃宁曲德寺
English Name: Nanni Qudesi Monastery
Location: Located in  Kangmar County(康马县), Shigatse Prefecture(日喀则市), Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Admission Fee: Free 
Opening Hours: All day

About Nanni Qudesi Monastery

 Nanning Qudesi Temple also called Nanni Temple “dry within Nanni Township Kangma County Highway 204 from 270 meters away from the Gyantse county 10 kilometers away from the Kangma County 40 kilometers, founded in the Tubo Dynasty, built by the ancient monks in India, lotus master disciple AQIANG ofmethylprednisolone Baizan cloth, belonging to the Yellow Sect was taught has 1200 years of history.

History and Development of Nanni Qudesi Monastery

Nanni temple is a long history of the Buddhist holy temple has many cultural relics, Ming Yongle Emperor bestowed the sandalwood Buddha, the famous “Hayagriva” and preserved “eight thousand song” and other classics. In fifteenth Century 1 new period Tsongkapa temple and 1 dratsang; nineteenth Century Lhasa Academy of Nuwo built on Tantric Khenpo Nanni Qu de Jokhang Temple, Shigatse is a city with a long history and large temple, is also one of the “eight Tibetan SA Lang Wen on the” birthplace of Tang legend Xuan Zang to go to India to learn when also in the temple to live. The 1904 anti British struggle of Nanni temple is the main position is rather big battle “made outstanding contributions to defend the homeland. Is a collection of Tibetan Buddhist culture and patriotism education in one of the existing temple great hall and 6 main hall, for the release Zi apprentice 3 statue. Tibetan calendar every year in April fifteen Nanni temple will hold 3 days of “Ode to Nanni pearl culture festival” are mainly Buddhist dances and rob pond “riding hanging flags” and other activities, has 500 years of history. The Nanni trad temple was appraised as an autonomous regional cultural relic protection unit in June 1995, and was named the national 2A tourist scenic spot in 2011.

Main Attractions- Nanni Qudesi Monastery

The main building of the temple is a temple, pagoda, Uzbek dratsang, Jichazhacang, Song Kang dratsang, Ding Ji dratsang, Egu Xia, Zhacang namja warehouse, located in the center of the pagoda, the pagoda surrounded dratsang distribution. It is 4100 meters above sea level, with a total building area of 63184.35 square meters. From the ancient India monks, lotus master disciple A Chaungkajobasanb created in the 815-841 period belongs to the Nyingma red rerba, later changed to the Gelug sect.

Attraction Transportation


Shigatse Heping Airport is located in Jiangdang Township, Shigatse Region, about 43 kilometers (26.7 miles) to downtown area. There is only one direct flight from Shigatse Heping Airport that is the flight between Shigatse and Chengdu, so tourists from other place could choose to transfer to Chengdu to take flight to Shigatse or take flight to Lhasa Gonggar Airport first and then take bus from Lhasa to Shigatse or take regular bus from the Lhasa Gonggar airport directly to Shigatse. The distance from Gonggar Airport o Shigatse is about 400km, taking about 4 hrs.


The train between Lhasa and Shigatse is only cost 3 hrs on the road, which is shorter than by shuttle bus (4-5 hrs on the road). At present, there is 1 train each day both from Lhasa to Shigatse and from Shigatse to Lhasa.Ticket fare is CNY 169.5 for a soft sleeper, CNY 111.5 for a hard sleeper, and CNY 40.5 for a hard seat.Lhasa-Shigatse Railway is the extend line of Qinghai-Tibet Railway. It was built since Sept 26th 2010. And the official operation day was on Aug 15th 2014. The beginning station is Lhasa Station. And then, the railway goes through Deqing County and Qushui County. After goes along the Yalu Zangbu Valley 90km, the railway reaches Shigatse. The total length is 253km.

Downtown Transportation

Since Shigatse is a small city, walking is the most convenient way to get around. Pedicabs and tricycles are also available. Tricycles will charge 2–3 yuan per person, although you are able to bargain with them. Taxis will all charge 10 yuan.

Attraction Travel Tips

1. Traveling Hours: 1~2 hours
2. Traveling Seasons: All year
3.  High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water and some thick clothes, eating more fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and so on.
4. Pay attention to respect the local customers.