Wenfeng Monastery in Lijiang Tours – Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China
Wenfeng Monastery in Lijiang
About this place
Wenfeng monastery was firstly built in 1733, located on under Wenbifeng (Pen brush peak), It is one of the most important Tibetan Buddhism college around Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet.
There is a sacred cave behind Wenfeng monastery , monks from Buddhist school around Yunnan and Sichuan will come to the meditation room for further education for 3 years.
There is a nice trekking path from the entrance of monastery to the sacred cave, usually takes about 40min, you will hike uphill through pine and oak forest. after walked ~ 300m , you will see a beautiful Spring under Oaks trees, Pilgrim and local people collect mineral water from here. continue walk for 30min at the end of trekking, you will find yourself at the viewing point infront of the sacred cave, you can see Lijiang city in the valley and Jade dragon mountain in the north. Wenfeng monastery had the best scenery among 5 monastery in Lijiang (Wenfeng monastery, Puji monastery, Zhiyun monasery, Yufeng monastery and Fuguo monastery).
There is a huge black rock behind the monastery near the viewing point, it is said kasyapa was teaching on the rock and left the key of temples of Jizhu mountain in the black rock, Before start jouney to holy Jizu mountain, Pilgrims from Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet will firstly come to Wenfeng monastery to "Borrow " the key. the key will be returned after their pilgrimage.
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