Riwuqi Monastery in Ngamring County, Shigatse

Chinese Name: 日吾其寺
English Name: Riwuqi Monastery
Location: Located in Riwuqi Village, north of Ngamring County, Shigatse
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Riwuqi Monastery in Ngamring County, Shigatse

Riwuqi Monastery was built in fourteenth century. It covers an area of 3,228 m² and belongs to Nyingma sect. The main buildings includes Thousand Buddha Hall(千佛殿), Lingta Hall(灵塔殿) and Riwuqi Scripture Hall(日吾其经堂) and so on. Most of them were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution period except Riwuqi Golden Pagoda. Looking from the site layout and architectural structure, it has a very obvious military defensive properties and it is one of the integrated building complex melting by temple and castle. It was built by Tangdongjie Bujiongba(汤东杰布迥巴) who was the founder of Tibetan Opera in 1389. At present, there lives 9 monks and 7 nuns.

The most attractive and important thing tourists couldn’t miss there is Riwuqi Golden Pagoda. It is famous for its grand scale, distinctive style and exquisite ancient murals. It has great value on study of the construction and art of Buddhist history in Tibet. It also gives information about the influence of Buddhism culture between Tibet religious and South Asia.

Attraction Transportation: 

Riwuqi Monastery is 90 kilometers away from Ngamring County seat. The advanced traffic system provides visitors convenient ways to travel. Visitors can take long-distance bus or choose self-driving.

Attraction Tips: 
• Traveling Hours: 1 hour
• Traveling Seasons: All seasons
• High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content
• Bring a good, broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF factor and a high SPF lip sunscreen to protect your lips too. 
• Never climb or sit on Buddhist statues or stupas.
• Avoid touching the head of monks or nuns and show respect to a nun or monk or spiritual teacher.
• Remove your shoes and your hat when entering a shrine room or monastery