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Mindroling Monastery

Mindroling Monastery was built in the late 10th century and had its current name when it was rebuilt in 1677. It is one of the three great monasteries of the Rnyingma Sect. The monastery has paid attention to the research of Buddhist classics, astronomical calendar, calligraphy rhetoric and Tibetan medicines and is famous for its achievements in these fields. Over the years the recommendation of the Chronology of the Tibetan Caladar has been formulated by the monastery, and it is famous as the first academy of Lamaism in Tibet.

 

 

Admission: 25RMB/pp
Opening hours: 9:30-18:00

 

 

How to get:

        There is little direct transport to Mindroling. One possiblity is to take the Lhasa-Tsetang bus and get off at kilometre marker 147 by the English sign to the monastery. The monastery is around 8km south of the road, up the Drachi Valley, and the last section involves a clime. You won't see the monastery until you round a ridge and are below it. You should be ablbe to hitch a lift from the highway turn-off.

 

 

        One daily bus leaves the monastery around 8 am for Tsetang (RMB10), returning in the afternoon.

 

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