Qyonguogye Monastery in Tibet
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Qyonguogye Monastery in Tibet

Update: Jan. 18th, 2013

Qyonguogye Monastery

Qyonguogye literally means "the confluence of three rivers and the junction of four mountains" for Chinese language. The three rivers originated from 4 holy mountains around. According to Tibet history and legend, those four holy mountains are said to be the incarnation of the deities. The southern holy mountain is said to be changed with the hair of Bandan Lamu, who was said to be imperial concubine of Dalai Lama's. Bandan Lamu also acted as the patron saint of Tibet region.

Qyonguogye Monastery in Tibet is standing 4350 meters high. It is the only way which must be passed to the holy lake during Tibet tour. People think that the terrain of Qyonguogye is shaped of eight-petal lotus flower. It symbolized the happiness and the luckiness.

Qyonguogye Monastery in Tibet - Transportation

Qyonguogye Monastery is the only way which must be passed to the holy lake – Lamula Lake. It is usually takes about 1 hour on the way from Gyatsa County in Tibet to Qyonguogye Monastery by car.

If you would like to walk from Qyonguogye Monastery to the Lamula Lake, you may spend about 3 hours on the way. On the other hand, it takes you about 2 hours if you would like to ride a horse to the Lamula Lake. If you prefer to take a car from Qyonguogye Monastery to the Lamula Lake, it only takes about 15 minutes.

Qyonguogye Monastery in Tibet – Attraction

Qyonguogye Monastery covers an area of 2000 square meters, and it takes you about half an hour to Circumambulate around Qyonguogye Monastery. Local people thought that Qyonguogye Monastery is shaped of eight-petal lotus flower. 3 holy rivers and 4 sacred mountains intersect in Qyonguogye Monastery in Tibet.

Qyonguogye Monastery was firstly built by the 2nd Dalai Lama – Gendon Gyatso in 1509 and then expanded by the 5th Dalai Lama. It was once highly respected by many followers. Qyonguogye Monastery is the only way which must be passed to Lamula Holy Lake. Therefore many pilgrims would like to stay overnight in Qyonguogye Monastery.

Qyonguogye Monastery in Tibet – Architecture History

Qyonguogye Monastery was firstly established by the 2nd Dalai Lama – Gendon Gyatso in 1509. It was about 5 floors high. Zulakang Hall was the major hall of Qyonguogye Monastery at that time. Afterwards Qyonguogye Monastery was expanded by the 5th Dalai Lama. It once covered an area about 4000 square meters comprise of many halls. A flagstone was put in front of Qyonguogye Monastery and it was highly respected by the believers. It was said that people could see the scene that you prefer to see.

Qyonguogye Monastery in Tibet – Nearby Attractions

There are many famous scenic spots nearby Qyonguogye Monastery in Tibet, such as the Monkey Hole, Samye Monastery - the most magnificent and splendid building during the reign of Tubo Kingdom, Yamdrok Lake - a plateau barrier lake which formed with the melting ice of glaciers about 0.1 billion years ago, Yungbu Lakhang - the first palace in the history of Tibet and also one of the oldest constructions in Tibet, Yalong River Scenic Spot - the cradle land of Tibetan and the ancient Tibetan civilization, etc.

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