Seda Monastery,Sertar Larung Gar Buddhist Academy

Serthar, 'Seda' in Chinese, also called Sertar,Serta is a Tibetan pasturing area located in the northeast part of Ganzi Tibet Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan, featured with grassland, lakes, rivers and Tibetan atmosphere in the plateau above 4000m in elevation. Serthar means 'Golden Horse' in Tibetan. Legend has it that horse-head-shaped gold was ever discovered in the vast beautiful grassland around, or there is a golden horse imbeded underneath.20km away from Serthar county seat, ascending along a valley called Larong Gou, it sees the splendid shrine of Serthar Buddhist Institute. Larong Wuming Buddhist Academy is the world's largest active Tibetan Buddhist Academy, standing in the remote and steep alpine valley in Seda County, Ganzi Tibetan Prefecture, Sichuan Province, and about 780km away from Chengdu. It was built by the "living buddha" - Jin Mei Pengcuo in 1980.Nowadays, there are ten thousands of Lamas and Juemus living in thousands of red houses throughout the year in this spiritual valley. They study Buddhism each day in the Academy.

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