Adventure along the wild road to Zongguo Monastery

Zongguo Monastery is a high mountain Buddhist temple at an elevation of 4,196m (13,766ft) above sea level, located in Nangqên County, Yushu Prefecture, Qinghai Province of China.

Zongguo Monastery

Can I drive to Zongguo Monastery?

Set high on a crag above a bend on the Jiqu river, the road to the monastery is fully unpaved, with countless turns and dangerous drop-offs, unprotected by guardrails. The road goes most of the way up, then the monastery is reached up some steps.

How long is the road to Zongguo Monastery?

The road to the monastery is 28.6 km (17.77 miles) long, running west-east from Ri'ajia to Road Ji'e, along the Jiqu River.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic&video: 邓小微 XiaoV