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Rongpu Monastery

Time: 2012-02-15 20:30:41

Rongpu Monastery

Shuo Atop the Rongpu Qinzhogma Hill at the foot of Mt. Qomolangma, Rongpu monastery is 90 kilometers away from the Tingri County seat and is 5,800 meters above sea level? It is the highest monastery in the world, so the scenery is as great as you can imagine.

Rongpu Monastery

Rongpu Monastery was originally constructed by Red Sect Lamas in1899, although it is not as old as other monasteries in Tibet, it is famous for its high latitude and murals.

Rongpu Monastery

The monastery has five stories, but only two of them are being used now. It is said that the reason why they built the monastery so high was that they want to enjoy a quiet environment and have a sound sleep.500 hundred monks lived here once while the monastery was very popular, but only 50 monks and nuns live here nowadays.

Rongpu Monastery

Annually it holds three-day sorcerers activities on the 15th of the fourth month and the Ghost-Beating Festival on the 29th of the 11th month of the Tibetan calendar.

Rongpu Monastery

It is 60 kilometers from New Tingri to the Rongpu Monasterry. Tourists can take a taxi to go to the monastery because there is no regular bus. The monastery provides lodging places for $4 each bed.

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