Sanglinsi in Bainang County, Shigatse
Chinese Name: 白朗县桑林寺
English Name: Sanglin Monastery
Location: Located at mount Zhazeng(查增山), 500 meters in the west of Sanglin Village(桑林村) in Bainang County, Shigatse
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All the day
Sanglin Monastery is located at mount Zhazeng(查增山), 500 meters in the west of Sanglin Village(桑林村) in Bainang County, with an elevation of 4214 meters. The temple was founded in 1190 by Ewa Quduo(俄瓦曲多), a sect of Geju(噶举派).
The original building covered an area of 12,000 square meters, seating on the east side facing the west, and mainly consisting of the halls, the Buddhist temple, the temple of protection, the kitchen, and the monk’s house. The buildings were destroyed during the Great Cultural Revolution and was later rebuilt on the original site in 1988. It is now composed of the main hall and the pagoda. Sanglin Monastery has a long history, only 30 meters from Sanglin Monastery to Puqu River in the south, Kading Mountain(卡定山) is lying in the north, Esa Mountain(俄萨山) lying in the west.
Before sun rising every day, the graceful outline of the terraces had been looming in the early morning light, and stood at the top of the monastery, looking down, the scenery is just like an elegant ink painting. When the sun rises from the east, the red light is projected on the village nearby, meanwhile with the rise of the sun the color of surrounding changes a lot.
We can take a shuttle bus from Shigatse to Bainang County, then transfer a local mini van to Sanglin Monastery.
Attraction Travel Tips:
· pay attention to respect the local customs in the monastery.
· 1 – 2 hours travel.
· best season to travel: all the year round.