Baiyü County

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Baiyü County

白玉县 · དཔལ་ཡུལ་རྫོང
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Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 31°13′N98°49′E / 31.217°N 98.817°E / 31.217; 98.817
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Autonomous prefecture Garzê
Township-level divisions1 town
16 townships
County seat Jianshe
  Total10,386 km2 (4,010 sq mi)
3,012 m (9,882 ft)
  Density4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Baiyü County (Tibetan : དཔལ་ཡུལ།, Wylie : dpal yul rdzong, ZYPY : Baiyü Zong, also Pelyül) (simplified Chinese :白玉县; traditional Chinese :白玉縣,; pinyin :Báiyù Báiyù Xiàn) is a county of far western Sichuan province, China, on the border with the Tibet Autonomous Region. It is under the administration of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.


The Palyul Monastery is located in Baiyü County as is the Yarchen Monastery and Katok Monastery.

Nyoshul Jonpalung Monastery (སྨྱོ་ཤུལ་ལྗོན་པ་ལུང་དགོན།; 辽西寺 / 辽西圆林; Liáoxī Sì / Liáoxī yuánlín), founded by Khenpo Ngaga (1879-1941) in 1910, is located in the county's Dzin Valley of Tromtar. It is a Nyingma monastery which is considered a branch of Katok. [1]

Adzom Gön Monastery (Anzom, Anzom Chogar, 'od gsal theg mchog gling, Osel Tekchok Ling, Osal Tegchogling) is another branch of Katok in the Tromtar (romkok (khrom tar / khrom khog) region. [2] The founder, Adzom Drukpa Drondul Pawo Dorje (a 'dzom 'brug pa 'gro 'dul dpa' bo rdo rje) was born in 1842 in Tashi Dungkargang in the Tromtar region. [3]

Tromge Monastery (Tromge Gon khrom dge dgon; 昌根寺; Chānggēn Sì) was founded in 1275 in the Tromtar Valley. It is a branch of Katok Monastery. [4] [5] Jazi Amnye Drodul Pema Garwang Lingpa (1901-1975) entered Tromge Monastery at age 11. [6] Tromge Monastery School was established in the 2000s to provide a traditional education to about two dozen students. [7]

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