Basic information Area code: 0836 Emergency phone: 110, 120, 119 Sichuan Provincial Tourism Bureau complaints phone: 028-86702855 Seda County People’s Government Telephone: 0836-8522278 Seda County Tourism Complaint Telephone: 0836-8523707 Larung Gar General Office: 0836-8523811, 0836-8523821 Travel information Seda is […]
Area code: 0836
Emergency phone: 110, 120, 119
Sichuan Provincial Tourism Bureau complaints phone: 028-86702855
Seda County People’s Government Telephone: 0836-8522278
Seda County Tourism Complaint Telephone: 0836-8523707
Larung Gar General Office: 0836-8523811, 0836-8523821
Seda is above 4,000 meters above sea level and belongs to the plateau area. Visitors arriving at the plateau may have altitude sickness, pay attention to drink more water and avoid strong exercise.
In the plateau area, there is a big temperature difference between morning and evening. It is recommended to prepare some warm clothes. The food in the Tibetan areas is mostly cold, and it is possible to bring some full-fledged biscuits for yourself. You can bring some medicine for catching cold and digesting.
In high altitude areas, the sunshine is strong and the UV rays are strong. During long periods of outdoor activities, you need wear a sun hat and apply suncream to protect the skin.
According to the Tibetan calendar, the time for holding the school ceremony is not the same time every year. You need to know when the ceremony will be held and the course information, etc. You can log in to http://www.zhibeifw.com/ to check and you can also consult the General Affairs Office of the Larung Gar.
Along the way, we must respect the devout faith of the pilgrims. Do not chase and disturb or make troubles on their pilgrimage.
Seda County Health Bureau
Address: 16 East Jinma Road,Sertar County
Seda County People’s Hospital
Address: west side of traffic police brigade, 42 East Jinma Road,Sertar County
Opening time: Monday to Sunday 8:00-17:30
The Tibetan herdsmen in the pastoral areas have long lived a nomadic life with plants and tents. In recent years, traditional lifestyles have slowly been replaced by settlements. The Tibetan-style building use stone and wood as the structure material and is in inverted “品”shape. The housing is generally three stories. The ground floor provides livestock for excreta, the second floor is for dormitory rooms and the kitchen, the third floor is for churches and guest rooms, and the beds are generally Tibetan beds.
On the way toSertar, you will find stone piles of Tibetan inscriptions. The Tibetan language calls it “Mani”, which is an abbreviation for the Tibetan word for the six-character mantra.
Tibetan costumes: Tibetan costume often depends on geographic area and economic status. In cold northern Tibet, herdsmen usually wear fur robes. In Shannan Prefecture, where the climate is warmer, farmers often wear tweed (a kind of wool produced in Tibetan rural areas). People in Lhasa wear silk clothing is summer and fur robes in winter. In ancient times, honored heroes wore tiger skins and cowards were forced to wear fox skins as punishment.
Tibetan Opera – Wisdom
The famous traditional Tibetan opera, originated from the Buddhist scriptures, is an ancient opera in Tibetan opera. The story comes from the story told by Shakyamuni to his disciples. According to the characters and events in the play, the play was produced after the 13th century.
In the long-term pastoral life,Sertar is poor in material life. As the foundation of tribal development,Sertar’s entire social life is influenced and dominated by religion.
InSertar, the whole nation believes in Nyingma (Red) school. Since Buddhism entered the Kham region for thousands of years, it has gradually formed a unique temple culture inSertar. This culture developed into the era of the Waxu tribe and reached the peak.
Golden horse festival
As a major festival forSertar’s herdsmen to dedicate their gods, the pastoralists on this day are to print verses that symbolize blessings on various colored cloths. They are decorated with white, red, yellow, green, and blue stripes around the flags. When people rode to Holy Mount or worshi pplace, the local living Buddha and monk began to worship the gods and held a grand ceremony.
Puxian Yungong festuval Tibetan calendar 1th to 8th June
The festival will last for 8 days, mainly to commemorate the Buddha turn Sanskrit Dharmacakra at Luyeyuan. Puxian Yungong festuval is also known as the ksitigahba Buddhisattva festival. The Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva is golden in color, and is located in the southern part of the Tantric City.
Paradise Festival september in Tibetan calender
September in Tibetan calender is the month when Buddha advent. At this time, the Lagrung Gar will hold Paradise festival for a period of 8 days. After Sakyamuni Buddha was enlightened, in order to repay to the mother, he went to the 33th day to complete the mother’s statement and return to the origin of the world. Therefore, this day was also called the advent day.
In Tibetan legends, King Gesar is the incarnation of the Padmasambhava, punish the badness and succeed to the goodness, and Promote Dharma. He is a hero of the Tibetan people. King Gesar was born in 1038 AD and devoted his life to subjugation demons. He reunited more than 150 tribes and was the hero of the ancient Tibetan people.
Tibetan language, most of them can not speak Mandarin and English
From June to October is the best travel season.
InSertar accommodation and catering will cost about 200 yuan, if you get up early to take the shuttle bus station can save a lot of travel, chartered here is not cheap. The average daily consumption is between 200 yuan and 300 yuan.
It is hard to find ATM to withdraw money in Sertar. So you need to bring enough cash with you before go to sertar.
Seda County Tourism Bureau
Address: No.28 East Road, Jinma Avenue,Sertar County
In theSertar area, the telephone signal is unstable and signals can be received in the county, but it is often not in service on the national road or on the mountain road. There are 1 and 2 internet cafes in the county seat, and the Larong Hotel at the Institute of Buddhism provides internet services.
The best way for travelers to visitSertar is arriving Chengdu first. There are many chartered drivers at the Chengdu Chadianzi Bus Terminal and the airport. The daily charter cost is 200 to 300 yuan.
When you arrive inSertar County, you can choose to take a private mini-vehicle and start full-time. From the gate of Golden Horse Plaza, you can find the car to Larung Gar. The fare is 7 yuan and you arrive in about 40 minutes.
Chengdu Chadianzi Station
There are two shuttle bus toSertar County at 6:15 and 6:20 every day. The fares are 231 yuan and 209 yuan respectively.
Address: No. 289, Section 5, West 3rd Ring Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Arrival method: Take Bus 4,79,82,108,310,337,716
Operating time: 6:00-19:30
Seda County Bus Terminal
There are shuttles to Malcolm and Chengdu, which are basically starting around 6:00. It is recommended that the tourists who traveled there confirm the departure time one day before you paln to leave. A shuttle bus to Malkhong takes about 10 hours and costs 84 yuan or 101 yuan. The shuttle bus to Chengdu takes about 12 hours and the fare is 218 yuan or 239 yuan.
Kangding toSertar opened a privately-run shuttle bus in 2012. The journey is about 9 hours. The frequency is not fixed. It is recommended to confirm it one day in advance.
Address: Near the intersection of Guangming South Street and East Jiefang Road inSertar County
The population of over 40,000 comprises primarily monks and nuns making it possibly the largest religious institute in the world, and is based around the Serthar Institute founded by Jigme Phuntsok. It was founded in 1980 in the uninhabited valley by Jigme Phuntsok, a lama of the Nyingma tradition. The academy has grown substantially since: as of 2015, it is home to over 40,000 monks and nuns. Nuns and monks are segregated by age and sex. Housing for monks and nuns are divided by a winding road that divides the city. The Chinese government has prohibited the use of television and other communication equipment in the area.
Address: La Rong Ditch,Sertar County
Arrival method: Take a taxi from the county to more expensive, it is recommended to take the private car operated by the Golden Horse Plaza
One of the famous monasteries of the Baiyu heritage of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, which was created by the first incarnation of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, the Dongga Rinpoche. It is the head of the thirteen temples in ancient and modern times. It is under the protection of the heads of the Waxu Tribe. It was once the political, religious, and cultural center of the Waxu Tribe.
Address: Western Suburbs,Sertar County
Arrival method: Taxi from the county about 15 yuan, it is recommended to take a taxi and discuss with the driver in advance a good return time, so as not to return the empty car
Tickets: Free www.donggasi.com
The Gesar Museum is one of the landmarks inSertar County.Sertar is full of legends and relics of the King Gesar. Therefore, the museum displays a large number of Gesar cultural exhibits. The museum is small-scale, with a hero statue hall, Gesar cultural relics exhibition hall, Gesar Tangka exhibition room, Gesar Thangka research room, Gesar Painted stone carving research room, and Gesar cultural research room.
Address: No.28 East Road, Jinma Avenue,Sertar County
Arrival method: located in the center of the county, walking distance
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00-11:00
Also known as the Mara-tarjana Tower. the tower xorcise evil spirits for the town, dispel evils, holding for prosper and peace. And it is the highest Tibetan Buddhist pagoda in Sichuan province. Inside the tower, there is one scripture which is written over one thousand times, Buddhist scriptures, ancient monuments, as well as daily necessities such as silk, agricultural and sideline products, Tibetan medicine, men’s and women’s clothing, and monks’ cassock.
Address: Seike Town,Sertar County
Arrival method: from the county about 1.5 km on foot
It is the unique Tibetan village inSertar County. In ancient times, it was territory of the general of King Gesar, therefore the inhabitants of this place do not use tiles, but use only stones and mud to build houses. They are peculiar in outlook.
Address: Wengda Town,Sertar County
Arrival method: FromSertar, take the bus for Luhuo and get off at wengda town
Located in the upper cross of Dadu River, Yalong River and Jinsha River, there are rich in grass and flowers. According to legend, people had discovered “horse head” shaped gold on this grassland. “Seda” means golden horser in Tibetan Language.
Address: Seike Town,Sertar County
Arrival method: Taxi from the county 6, 7 yuan
Walking west from the mandala on the top of the hill is a hill full of prayer flags, where you can take a panoramic view of the Buddhist Institute and the best location for sunrise, sunset and night scenery inSertar. After arriving at the county on the first day, it is advisable to check in as soon as possible and reach the top of the hill before sunset. The sunset ofSertar is fascinating, with the advent of nightfall accompanied by the rising of mist, and sporadic lights light up the red in the fog. If you can wait a bit longer, you can take a time-lapse shot of theSertar in the psychedelic light.
Day 1 Chengdu – Dujiangyan – Wenchuan – Li County – Malcom
Day 2 Malcom – Sertar
Day 3 Sertar
TheSertar Tibetans mainly eat highland barley noodles, beef and mutton, ghee, and milk products.
Hot tea is an indispensable drink for every family in Tibetan Area. Divided into three kinds of tea, tea, milk tea, butter tea. put a large amount of tea in the water, add a little salt after the thick, that is, tea. Adding fresh milk to tea is milk tea. Put tea, ghee, and salt in a tea bucket and mix it with a wooden stick until the tea oil blends. This is butter tea. Pastoral herdsmen usually drink tea and milk tea.
In the pedestrian area ofSertar County, it is a gathering place for food and beverage. The kitchen chefs take the heat and supply local simple vegetarian food. In addition, the hall of the Buddhist Institute will be fasting at noon, and although lunch is free, leftovers are banned here.
Bodhi vegetarian Restaurant
Address: Jixiang West Road,Sertar County
Pan pot fragrant burdock soup pot
Address: Chingda County, Jixiang North Street
per capita consumption: 30 yuan
Zong Lian Vegetarian
Address: 2nd floor, per capita consumption of the 2nd floor across the business hall of the Buddhist College ofSertar County
Hundred flavour Tibetan food
Address: Auspicious South Street,Sertar County, per capita consumption: 37 yuan
Sertar Buddhist Lessons
Enter the Sertar and you will be able to see the red houses that are several kilometers long. You can see the ornamental gardens and the splendid mandala at far away from the Academy, you can also open the door and listen to a true Buddhist lesson with the monks.
The location of the classroom is not fixed. It may be the main hall or it may be a small temple. You can ask the friendly Khambo or other students about the place and time of the next day’s class on the day before. Try not to be late for class. You need to show respect to lecture people before the class. Answer some basic questions for the registration of the study committee.
During the time of the Fa Conference, the traffic volume of the Buddhist College will increase rapidly. Visitors and monks will gather here from other places. The entire college will be very lively. The red-colored houses and the crowds form the most spectacular scenery of the year. Of course, the food and accommodation at this time is the biggest problem.
As more and more travelers visit the Larung Gar, the accommodation conditions inSertar County have been improved. Most hotels have separate toilets. You can also choose to stay in the Buddhist College. Hotels in Larung Gar cannot bathe because the Institute’s The water is all precious for the monks to carry themselves from the down of the hills. Travelers who want to experience tapas can spend the night at Buddhism temple, paving about 40 yuan.
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