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Thangdok Monastery

Thangdok Monastery Travel Guide

Thangdok Monastery was one of the first built monasteries during Tibetan Empire (618-842 AD) and its treasure is a Thangka made by 29,026 pearls and other gemstone. There are some other translation of this monastery, so it is also be called Trandruk Temple or Trundruk Monastery.

Thangdok Monastery located on the south foot of Mt. Kampot, 2 KM to downtown Tsetang; it is a Gelug (Dge-lugs-pa) Section temple; the structure is the type of Jokhang Monastery but much smaller.

Here you could enjoy a special Pearl Thangka named "Arya Avalokiteshvara Sitting-out" which was made during the 14th century by the queen of Nedong. The Pearl Thangka is 2 *1.2 m, used 29,026 pearls, 1 diamond, 1 sapphire, 2 rubies, 27.5g Amethyst, 185 kallaites (45.5g), 15.5g gold and 1,997 corallines (205g).

Except this treasure, you could also view K'o-ssy Thangka of Sakyamuni, sorcerer's dance mask, wall painting, bronze bell, ect. here.

Traffic:

Non Chinese passport holder could not make independent tour in Tibet, you should join a group with guide to visit here.

DCT Tips:

Suggestion time: 1-2 hours. And this monastery is in Tsetang of Nedong, if you would like to visit here, please join a Tibet tour to Tsetang.

You could view lots of wall painting about Buddhism here in Thangdok Monastery.
You could view lots of wall painting about Buddhism here in Thangdok Monastery.

You could view lots of wall painting about Buddhism here in Thangdok Monastery.

You could view lots of wall painting about Buddhism here in Thangdok Monastery.

You could see flowers in lots of Tibetan monasteries, so in Thangdok.

You could see flowers in lots of Tibetan monasteries, so in Thangdok.

There are some sorcerer's dance mask hanged on the hall of Thangdok Monastery.

There are some sorcerer's dance mask hanged on the hall of Thangdok Monastery.

Prayer wheel is an really important element of Tibetan monastery, we could see them in Thangdok too.

Prayer wheel is an really important element of Tibetan monastery, we could see them in Thangdok too.

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