Yungdrung Ling Monastery in Namling County, Shigatse



Chinese Name: 热拉雍仲林寺
English Name: Yungdrung Ling Monastery
Location: Located in Namling County(南木林县), Shigatse Prefecture(日喀则市), Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Admission Fee: 20 RMB
Opening Hours: All day

About Yungdrung Ling Monastery

The Bonpo Yungdrungling Monastery is located across the river from the Friendship Hwy. between Lhasa and Shigatse. Once the second most influential Bon monastic institution in Tibet, it used to be home to 700 monks. Now the number declined to 35, and the monks come from different factions of Bonpos, some even from as far as the Aba region of northern Sichuan.

Main Attractions- Yungdrung Ling Monastery

For many people, the Yungdrungling monastery is a typical Buddhist monastery. However, one should pay special attention to the swastikas swirling anticlockwise and the reluctance of your guide and driver to enter the grounds. The monks here are very friendly to visitors. Some of them can even speak English. If you are lucky to meet the key holder, he can show you the large dukhang. Inside the house are the impressive thrones of the monastery’s two resident Shiromo along the walls-look for the deity’s characteristic swastika mace. There are also a couple of more behind the main hall that you can pay a visit to. Those chapels’ include the Namjya Lhakhang. Keep in mind that you should visit those chapels in an anticlockwise direction. Every year on 8th day and 29th day of April. and May, 15th day of July. in Tibetan Calendar, there are sutra debates in Yungdrungling Monastery.

Attraction Transportation

There are only one train running through Namling which passes over 253 kilometers for the ticket fee of 40 RMB.  It takes about 3 hours by car.

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.