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Zezhol Monastery

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
The Zezhol Monastery is the largest monastery of the Tibetan indigenous religion, Bon. It is located at an altitude of 4,800 meters on Zezhol Hill, 37 kilometers from Tingchen County in Chamdo.  History of the monastery can be traced back to as far as 3,000 years ago. It was rebuilt in the middle of the 14th century. In Tibetan, this name means Six Peaks because of its topography around.
Zezhol Monastery teaches traditional Bon sutras and practices methods that include the ancient and mystic supreme yoga. It is said that Amitabha Buddha once came to Zezhol Hill to encourage Buddhism and made a wish that Zezhol Hill would have far-reaching influences to the development of Bon, and that this area would give rise to many supreme Masters of the Bon religion.  For pilgrims, it is not simple to get to this monastery because of its altitude, though in recent years a road to Zezhol has been constructed at the instigation of the present Living Buddha of the monastery, Zezhol Dingzher.
The Zezhol Monastery is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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