World’s Loneliest Monk Lives In His Own Temple In The Middle Of Tibetan Lake 100 Miles From Nearest Town

World’s loneliest monk, Ahwang Pincuo, lives in his own temple, Rituo Temple, 100 miles away from civilisation situated in the middle of a Tibetan lake. This lake is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet.

World’s Loneliest Monk Lives In His Own Temple In The Middle Of Tibetan Lake 100 Miles From Nearest Town

Isolated spot of Ahwang Pincuo, is 100 miles from town, Gyantse and 3 miles to the nearest small village. His solitary circumstances will pass onto a successor.

The Rituo Temple is inhabited by the "world's loneliest monk" Ahwang Pincuo Credit: Rex
The Rituo Temple is inhabited by the “world’s loneliest monk” Ahwang Pincuo. Credit: Rex

Rituo Temple is known as the loneliest temple of Tibet and is inhibited by the world’s loneliest monks for the last 700 years. These monks used to watch over the holy temple and dedicate their lives in prayer and meditation.

The temple is situated on a thin patch of land stretching into Yamdrok, one of the three holy lakes of Tibet Credit: Alamy
The temple is situated on a thin patch of land stretching into Yamdrok, one of the three holy lakes of Tibet. Credit: Alamy

Its name is derived from the presence of a centuries-old rock. It is said that the rock has power to cure all diseases. This temple boasts amazing views of striking landscapes.

Stunning star trails seen above the temple proves the benefits of living in such a spot. Credit: Alamy
Stunning star trails seen above the temple proves the benefits of living in such a spot. Credit: Alamy

This holy shrine is located at an ideal location and is considered as the hidden gem of the country. This is rarely disturbed due to being on a thin patch of land stretching into one of the 3 holy Tibetan lakes.

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It is connected to the land by a lone path and is 100 miles away from the nearest town. Credit: Alamy
It is connected to the land by a lone path and is 100 miles away from the nearest town. Credit: Alamy

It is easy to spot Tibetan antelopes scampering across the mountains. This is a prime real estate location where you can see the reflection of a sky full of stars on the lake, bar headed geese enjoying the beautiful scene and many more breathtaking views.

The Rituo Temple boasts breathtaking views. Credit: Alamy
The Rituo Temple boasts breathtaking views. Credit: Alamy

The temple is linked to littoral land by an isolated path that depicts solo lifestyle the monk must follow.

Its remote location means it is undisturbed by tourists. Credit: Alamy
Its remote location means it is undisturbed by tourists. Credit: Alamy

People who got the chance to visit this house of worship have their stories of this peaceful and quite place.

Tibetan antelopes seen idyllically scampering below the Rituo Temple. Credit: Alamy
Tibetan antelopes seen idyllically scampering below the Rituo Temple. Credit: Alamy

Tibet is a largely Buddhist territory and is considered as “roof of the world” led by the Dalai Lama spiritually.

The name of the temple, Rituo, means "the stone on the mountain". Credit: Rex
The name of the temple, Rituo, means “the stone on the mountain”. Credit: Rex

People here follow a strict religious lifestyle and Tibetan Buddhism has become the most prominent faith in the resource-rich region.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. I totally envy him. He is the best placed guy in the world as this point in time.

    Thank you for this artilce about TIBET, a country invaded by criminal communist chinese that has since suffered a genocide from the marxist criminals.

    One day, TIBET WILL BE FREE.

    In the past TIBET even dominated and ruled China for a while.

    WE PRAY FOR A FREE TIBET and the end of communism in China.

  2. We had an island in our Lake in the 90s and it has since disappeared under the water which had risen by over a meter. I used to camp there as a teen, and knowing what I know about the world now, I’d have gladly lived there…

  3. He’s not lonely. He chooses to live there. Also, somebody is delivering food to him, unless he lives on fish and birds.

  4. Stop the fantasy…
    Tibet was a Slave Coulture.
    The Dalai Lama is a Nazi….see his two handlers.
    Buddhist Roots are Masonic, like the rest.

    Pure Public Relations.

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