Sangha Guduo Monastery in Lhozhag County, Lhoka (Shannan)

Chinese Name: 色喀古陀寺
English Name:  Sangha Guduo Monastery
Location: Located in the south of Lhozhag County, Lhoka
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Sangha Guduo Monastery in Lhozhag County, Lhoka

Sangha Guduo Monastery, also called Saikaer Guduo Monastery(塞卡尔古陀寺),  is located in the south of Lhozhag County. It is near the Se Village(色乡), 50 kilometers away from Lhozhag County seat. It was built by Milariba(米拉日巴) from 1077 to 1123. Sangha Guduo Monastery experienced several expansion and gradually become the current scale. There are seven floors of this monastery, each of them has four windows. Sangha Guduo Monastery has its unique architecture style. In addition to its main building, there are 11 Buddha halls and two storey Sengshe(僧舍) and lots of courtyards. Sangha Guduo Monastery dedicated to Shakya Muni gilded statue, Milariba clay sculpture and pagodas of Bka’-brgyud-pa. There are a lot of murals about Bka’-brgyud-pa events. What’s more, Sangha Guduo Monastery also collects many precious Tibetan manuscripts. 

Attraction Transportation: 

Sangha Guduo Monastery is near the Se Village(色乡), 50 kilometers away from Lhozhag 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.