Cultural History Attractions:

Next to Spacetime Pyramid is the thousand-year-old Sun Temple that lies along the ancient Tea Horse Road. The place is full of heritage treasures like the colourful Tibetan Mani stones. There can be no replacement to this culturally and historically rich sanctuary.

1. Damo Patriarch Cave

Damo Patriarch Cave, also known as Damo Mountain has its roots with Tibetan Buddhism when the teachings spread to Diqing. Damo Patriarch stayed in this cave for 10 years to achieve enlightenment. First day of the 4th month in the Chinese calendar is when Damo reached enlightenment and became Buddha. The believers take a long journey to participate in the pilgrimage around the mountains.

5. Tibetan Mani Stones

Tibetan Mani stones are carved with six syllabledmantra“Om Mani Padme Hom”, Buddhist statues or scriptures. In the eyes of the Tibetans, every stone on the plateau has spirituality. Once the scriptures and the Buddha statues are engraved, it is even more a deity.

2. Khata Sacred Cow

In order to thank the cow for plowing the field all by itself, the Damo Patriarch (Bodhidharma) offered a white Khata scarf for the cow. It’s descendants have white lines on their necks for generations.

6. Living Buddha (Tulku) Village

The site of the project is a prosperous place for FengShui and a remarkable place produces outstanding people. Since the Qing Dynasty, more than 30 living Buddhas have been born in the Qizong Village. TulkuLuoga who initiate the project is also from Qizong Village.

3. Millennial Ginkgo Tree

After the 2nd throne holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage passed away, to seek the reincarnation of the spiritual child, it has indicates three places: Changdu in Tibet, Ganzi in Sichuan, and Lapu in Yunnan. The monks who went out to search for three relic Ginkgo biloba fruit were planted in three places. The one brought to Yunnan Lapu was planted in Qibie Village. Three years later, the monks went to check that the other two Ginkgo biloba trees did not germinate.

Only the seed planted in the QiBie Village sprouted and became a small tree. As a result, they found their way through the village of Qibie and became the third-generation throne holder of Drikung Kagyu Lineage. So far this ancient ginkgo tree has been a thousand years old.

7. Black Snub-Nosed Monkey National Park

The black snub-nosed monkey, also known as Yunnan golden hair monkey is a rare and endangered species that is only found here. It lives in the heart of Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Area, it is also one of China’s national treasures, other than the panda.

4. No Birds Paddy Field

The 2nd throne holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage has blessed this paddy field to be free from interruptions. Even with no scarecrow in sight, birds flew by without landing here.

8. Qizong Springs

Qizong Springs, also known as Mother River, is believed to be the place where Damo Patriarch shed tears when he was thinking of his mother. The river is about 400metres away from Qizong Village, and only 150 metres from its starting point to reach Jinsha (Gold Dust) river, the upper stretches of Yangtze River. Qizong River is a sacred place to the Tibetans.