Mount Khyung-ngon (Blue Garuda) is a broad cliff behind Rabgya monastery to the north, to the south the river Ma chu རྨ་ཆུ་ ( Yellow River). There is a walk to the hilltop shrine (3570 m) and passes several smaller shrines and caves, giving a good view of the river.

Above: Rabgya monastery and the Mountain Khyung-ngon (Blue Garuda)

Rabgya Monastery (locally pronounced Rabja) is a small enclave on the north bank of the river Ma chu རྨ་ཆུ་ ( Yellow River) belonging to Machen rather than Kawasumdo county.Rabgya Monastery formally known as Tashi Kundeling, is an important branch of Sera monastery, founded on the advice of the Seventh Dalai Lama in 1769 by a Mongolian from Kokonor named Arik Geshe (1726-1803). Even today there are sevaral monks from the Sogwo Mongolian prefecture just to the east. The complex has been substantially rebuilt during the last 13 years, and reconstruction continues even now.

Other Views

All pictures on this post are shown with kind permission from Jan Reurink. His extensive photography may be seen by following this link to his copyright work:

Rabgya monastery and the Mountain Khyung-ngon (Blue Garuda)

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