Zuohai Temple, located in the depths of the Ganjia grassland in Xiahe County, together with the Octagonal City and Baishi Cliff, constitutes the main attraction of the "Gangjia Secret Realm". It believes in Yongzhong Buddhism and is the oldest Xiangxiong civilization inheritance of the Tibetans. The temple area is integrated with the surrounding villages, surrounded by mountains and rivers, and has a pleasant style of idyllic scenery. There are not many monks practicing in the temple, and they have their own living Buddha reincarnation inheritance.
The official name is Haisi, and Gaode’s navigation is wrong. Fortunately, the locals enthusiastically pointed the way. After driving a long mountain trail, they almost gave up, and finally found it in Zuohai Village. The most beautiful cultural landscape on the Ganjia grassland, there are almost no tourists during the November holiday, which can be called a legacy. No tickets are accepted, and the enthusiastic little lama opened the doors of the temple to us in the cold wind. This is the warmest experience in the world.
The road before was extremely difficult, but this monastery was spectacular. The monks used non-standard Chinese to show us the way and were kind-hearted. I don't know if the local people like to repair the monastery in summer, and it is also in the process of rest.
The doctrine of Zuohai Black Temple is mainly the Tibetan primitive religion Bon, which is different from the doctrines of other Tibetan Buddhism. The temples, monks' houses and some religious activities are available for visitors to visit. It occupies a large area and is very large and powerful.
The architecture of the temple is magnificent, and most of the monks are friendly, but they do not speak Mandarin Chinese.
Preston_Dominguez: Within Ganjia Township, Xiahe County, Gannan Prefecture
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Ganjia Grassland,White Rock Cliffs,Baishiya Karst Cave,Benjiao Temple,Dalijia Mountain