The first temple after Sichuan entered Tibet | Wara Temple, the east gate of Tibet, the first temple in Tibet
After driving on National Highway 317, I saw the first magnificent temple from west Sichuan into east Tibet. The top is the Wala Wuming Buddhist College, which should be the branch of Seda. But the scale is not that big.
It is one of the main monasteries of the Sakya tradition. Known as the "East Gate of Tibet"
Continue along 317 and you will see Tibetans feeding wild monkeys on the side of the road. . Take a box of biscuits and scatter them over. . .
I got out of the car and took pictures of the monkey. The fat monkey kept staring at me, and I was a little scared. . Because I have nothing to eat. . I feel that his eyes are: pat me, not to eat! ! !
🐒 better looking than temples🏯 hahaha
Auspicious Wala Temple is located in Jiangda County, Qamdo, Tibet, next to Wala Wuming Buddhist College. The road uphill is not easy, and there are many large trucks. Oncoming vehicles must find a wider road to avoid. The temple and Buddhist academy adopt a combination of Tibetan and Chinese architectural styles, planned and constructed by Rinpoche. Due to the current management and control requirements during the epidemic, entry and visits have not been opened yet, so you can only watch from a distance.
The Auspicious Wala Temple in Jiangda, Qamdo, has a long history and is one of the main temples of the Sakya tradition. It was originally a Baibon religion. Later, it was changed to the Sakya monastery by the emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. The Wala Temple is dominated by Tao and fruit in practice. There is also the Wala Wuming Buddhist College near the temple, which is a Buddhist academy that is well-rounded and emphasizes both learning.
Where is Watawara? It is located in Jiangda County, Changdu, Tibet Autonomous Region, at the junction of Sichuan and Tibet, about 30 kilometers from the county seat of Jiangda County. It is the first large temple to enter Tibet from Sichuan and the last large temple to enter Sichuan from Tibet. If you drive on National Highway 317, you will definitely have a deep impression on this place. After all, after climbing over the deserted Ella Mountain, and suddenly seeing such a magnificent building, you can’t help but stop and take a look: on the peaceful Walla River, It is said to be the place where the peacock opens its screen. Walking into the temple, you can feel the long history of the Walla Temple. It is said that it was built in the first year of Baoyou in the Southern Song Dynasty (1253 AD) and was founded by Gongga Ningbo, the first ancestor of the Sakya. It was originally Bai Bon religion and later in the Yuan Dynasty. During the period, the emperor Basiba used to turn the wheel of Dharma here and changed it to a Sakya monastery, leaving behind many magical weapons such as a large black benzene holding a knife, making it one of the main monasteries of the Sakya heritage. This is also the ancestral temple of King Dege. When Venerable Qudengpa was a monk and practiced here since he was a child, the Sakya His Holiness and the Four Great Khenpo have all taught and benefited here. Wara Temple is dominated by Tao and fruit in practice. There are no sects to practice Dzogchen and Mahamudra. There are many pagodas outside the temple. It is good to take pictures or follow the local monks to walk around. There is a row of prayer wheels under the pagoda, and it is banging, which means "the cicadas are noisy, the forest is more quiet, and the birds are more secluded." It feels very quiet, and indeed there are fewer people in places like temples. It is better, otherwise it is a famous mountain and ancient temple, once there are more people, it will appear secular.
The Vara Temple is the first large monastery that entered Tibet from Sichuan. It can also be said that it is the last large monastery entered into Sichuan. It is one of the main temples of the Sakya tradition. It was originally belonged to the Bai Bon religion and is also known as the "Eastern Tibet". Gate" is the largest temple in Jiangda County. The temple is built on the hill, and the entire complex is also very spectacular. I really like the colors of these buildings, earthy yellow and ochre, blue sky and white clouds, always very close to the sky and the earth. Whether it's shooting humanities, architecture or portraits, they are all very popular. The Wala Temple is actually divided into three parts: One is the Wala Temple by the Zhaqu River; the other is the Waladqin Temple on the Deqin Mountain; the other is the Wuming Buddhist Institute. There is also a village of Walla nearby. As there are not many residents in the village, not many people pass through here. If you have plenty of time, it is also very comfortable to stroll around the village quietly. Address: 30 kilometers from Jiangda County, Tongpu Township, Jiangda County, Changdu, Tibet Autonomous Region