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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 temple is linked to littoral land by an isolated path that depicts solo lifestyle the monk must follow.
People who got the chance to visit this house of worship have their stories of this peaceful and quite place.
Tibet is a largely Buddhist territory and is considered as “roof of the world” led by the Dalai Lama spiritually.
People here follow a strict religious lifestyle and Tibetan Buddhism has become the most prominent faith in the resource-rich region.