Yarchen Gar lies 400km west of Chengdu, in the old Tibetan province of Kham, and currently in Pelyul County, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in Sichuan province, China. Yarchen Gar is open to foreigners all time, unlike Larung Gar in Sertar which is at present closed to foreigners. Yarchen Gar, also known as Yaqên Orgyän Temple, lies in an isolated valley 4000m above sea level in Sichuan, China. Yarchen Gar is