Trandruk Monastery was built in the 7th century during the reign of King Songtsen Gampo and has a history of more than 1300 years. [Photo/ China.org.cn]
Located two km from Nêdong County, Lhoka Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, Trandruk Monastery was built in the 7th century during the reign of King Songtsen Gampo and has a history of more than 1300 years.
The monastery is surrounded by spectacular natural scenery, including blue sky and verdant trees. The monastery comprises of two buildings, including the main hall and Naiding Lakang (a chapel). The main hall of the monastery is similar to that of Jokhang Temple.
The Pearl Thangka in the Trandruk Monastery is the most renowned and precious. It is 2 meters long and 1.2 meters wide and features 29,026 pearls, one diamond, two red gemstones, one blue gemstone, 1997 coral beads, 185 turquoises and other precious stones. The room housing the precious Thangka is closed during the off-season. If you wish to see the Thangka at this time, you can ask the Monastery's management to open the room.
- Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Admission: 30 yuan
- How to get there: take a bus from Nêdong Road to Trandruk Monastery (costs 2 yuan);
take a taxi (costs about 10 yuan).