Jyekundo Dondrubling Monastery

Monastery in Yùshù

First built in 1398, the Jyekundo Dondrubling Monastery suffered heavy damage from the 2010 earthquake (the main prayer hall was completely destroyed and a number of resident monks were killed). The monastery has since been rebuilt and it’s dramatically located in a ridge perched above town.

It takes about 25 minutes to walk the 1.5km from town, or a taxi costs ¥20. When walking up the hill, stick to the road as the pathway is home to some aggressive wild dogs. Rabies shots are not fun.

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