Samkhar Guthok Monastery, a sacred land of auspiciousness

Publish Time: 2017-06-20 Author: Chen Man From: Kangba TV

Samkhar Guthok Monastery is located in Sexiang Township, Lhodrak County, Shannan City, Tibet Autonomous Region. It was built in 1077, and enjoys a history of more than 900 years. Photo shows the Nine-story Gongzi Tower. (Photo/ Chen Weiguo)

Samkhar Guthok Monastery is a vital inheritance carrier of Kavbrgyudpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, and is recognized as a sacred place with abundant auspiciousness by the believers. It is famous among Tibetan Buddhism sects for its long-standing culture and history and unique architectural style. Photo shows the prayer flag pole in the monastery. (Photo/ Chen Weiguo)

Samkhar Guthok Monastery was listed as a regional cultural relic protection unit of Tibet in 1996, and was included in the fifth batch of national cultural relic protection unit on June 25, 2001. (Photo/ Chen Weiguo)

The Nine-story Gongzi Tower is renowned for the breathtaking circumambulation routes. It is learned that the tower was built by Milarepa, a famous ascetic monk of Tibetan Buddhism in history, with 6 years and 7 months of construction. (Photo/ Chen Weiguo)

The circumambulation route (Photo/ Chen Weiguo)

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