Kirti Monastery is one Gelug pa monastery, was founded in 1870 and being built on the northwestern corner of Aba (Ngawa) City, Sichuan Province.
It occupies an area of 18,000 square meters, houses about 1,800 monks, and one attached monk school; It is the largest Tibetan Monastery in Ngawa. There are many (approximately 30-40) smaller monasteries affiliated with the Kirti Monasteries spread throughout Aba county.
The name of “Kirti” in Tibetan also pronounce “Ger-deng”, in Chinese Pin Yin, it is called “Ge-Er-Deng”. Local people use “Kirti” or “Ge-Er-Deng” to refer this monastery. Its altitude is about 3,300 meters above sea level.
Why become popular
It becomes well-known for its 30 meters high white chorten known as the Dudul Chorten which has chapels on various floors respectively dedicated to Shakyamuni Buddha, Mahakarunika, and the Three Deities of Longevity, Tsongkhapa and Sitatapatra. This enormous pagoda has 120 pillars, and some of the statues are 8 meters height
Kirti Monastery Data
Add : Near the 503 village road
Free of charge
How to get to there
Kirti Monastery is actually located in the center area of Aba county, which the No. 503 road passing through; you will first need to get to Aba county by either flight or bus
Aba Hong Yuan Airport
Add: 48 kilometers from Hong Yuan county
Contact: +86 837 7735566
Airport code: AHJ
Altitude: 3,535 meter above sea level
Aba Bus Station
Add: Qia Tang Middle Road, Aba County
Contact: +86 837 248-1528
Altitude: 3290 meters above sea level
Working Hours: 06:00 am – 21:00 pm