Yanduo Monastery in Zhagyab County, Chamdo
Chinese Name: 烟多寺
English Name: Yanduo Monastery in Zhagyab County, Chamdo
Location: Located in Zhagyab County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
About Yanduo Monastery
Yanduo Monastery（烟多寺）(Magong Zhaxi Yangqi)（玛贡扎西央启）is located in Zhagyab County（察雅县）, Chamdo Prefecture（昌都市）, Tibet Autonomous Region, which was built by the living Buddha Zhaba Jiangcuo（扎巴江措）of Magong Zhaxi Yangqi（玛贡扎西央启）in 1680 to 18th century during the fourth world living Buddha Luosang Jilang（洛桑郎吉）period. The monastery was burned by fire, so the monk moved to smoke and rebuilt it, renamed it as Zhaxi Yangqi Monastery（扎西曲宗寺）. It was destroyed in the Cultural Revolution and was approved and opened by the people’s government of Tibet autonomous region in 1983. The monastery also has more than 30 Tang Cards, five books written in gold powder and the bodhisattvas’ statues, etc.
Tourist can travel to Lhasa by air or train firstly and then transfer to Zhagyab by long-distance bus, which is the major choice. And you can transfer from Qamdo to Zhagyab by tour bus as well.
Attraction Travel Tips
- Traveling Hours: 1 to 2 hours
- Traveling Seasons: March to October.
- High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
- As there is a large temperature gap between daytime and night, it is highly recommended to take along some pieces of thermal clothing, hat, and gloves and so on.
- Please try your best to respect the religious belief and local customs.
- As well as the Tibet Entry Permit, you also need to apply for Border Permit for traveling as this destination lies near the Chinese territory boundary.
- There are inns and restaurant, where you can have a rest and a bite to eat. You can also take a picnic if you like.
- Owing to the long distance and circuitous route, it is better to head for the attraction in the early morning.