About Kartok Monastery
Kartok Monastery is situated in Yuksom. It is one of the six principal monasteries of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located in Baiyu County,China. It is located 4,000m above sea level on the eastern flanks in Garze, Sichuan. Horpo 17 km to the north is the nearest town. Younger brother of Phagmo Drupa Dorje Gyalpo Founded this in 1159. It held a reputation of fine scholarship. It is also considered to be one of twenty-five holy places of Eastern Tibet. A new monastery was built on the site in 1656 when original monastery had fallen into disrepair. There were about 800 monks at the monastery before the Chinese invasion. People came here as on small trips with family and friends. So,it is worth paying place one should see this place once in life time.