Zantang Monastery in Nedong District, Shannan

Chinese Name: 赞塘玉益拉康
English Name: Zantang Monastery 
Location: Located in Zantang Village of Nedong District, Shannan
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Zantang Monastery in Nedong District, Shannan

Zantang Monastery, also called Zantang Yuyi Monastery, is located in Zantang Village of Nedong District. Facing with Tradruk Temple, it’s one of the Three Holy Lands in Yalong area. 3576 meters above sea level, Zantang Monastery has long history. It was overhauled once in the early 50s, and it was unfortunately destroyed in the cultural revolution. Zantang Monastery is dedicated to Trikalea Buddhas(三世佛). There are sculptures of eight Bodhisattva disciples near the Trikalea Buddhas and some protectors of the law. It has irreplaceable position in Tibetan history. Its architecture was built entirely in the mainland style. The glazed wall and the Xie Shan style glazed roof reflect the superb skills of Tibet craftsmen at that time.  In the west of Zantang Monastery, there has a pagoda named Cijiu Pagoda(次久塔). Zangtang Monastery has a great significance in studying the history of  relations between Tibet and Han Dynasty and the history of Tibet architecture. In 1962, it was listed as the first batch of autonomous regional cultural relic protection units.

Attraction Transportation: 

Zandan Monastery is located in Zantang Village of Nedong District, Shannan. Visitors can take long-distance bus or choose self-driving. Please pay attention to weather conditions. In the rainy season (July & August), cars often get struck in the mud and delays happen frequently. 

Attraction Tips: 
• Traveling Hours: 3 hours
• 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.