How To Complete Kudanisar Shrine In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

Ride the sands to solve the mystery of Kudanisar Shrine.

The Kudanisar Shrine is a puzzle shrine requiring extensive knowledge and using both Ultrahand and Ascend abilities. As always, following this guide will allow you to find everything in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Kudanisar Shrine and complete it in no time.

Kudanisar Shrine Location in Zelda: TotK

Kudanisar shrine is in the Gerudo Desert of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The exact location is marked on the map above, and it is to the North of Gerudo Town.

It is on a stone platform surrounded by quicksand. Elite Construct soldiers protect the Kudanisar shrine, so we recommend carrying a lot of health-recovery and stamina-refilling items.

Trying to walk in the quicksand rapidly drains Link’s stamina, causing him to slip down. To reach the shrine’s entrance safely, use the pillars surrounding it.

Kudanisar Shrine Walkthrough

As Link descends into the Kudanisar shrine, Rauru’s voice greets him and presents him with the “Bridging the Sands” puzzle.

The objective of this puzzle is to move through the quicksand using wooden planks to reach the altar room. But this is easier said than done.


A contraption at the end of the quicksand path can seriously hurt Link.

1. The first sequence is straightforward. Wooden planks in this area are placed regularly and move normally.

You can simply move from one plank to the next until you reach the next platform safely, or you can use Ultrahand to create a longer plank to traverse this area with ease.

2. The next part is a bit tricky. Take the wooden plank, turn it into an inclined shape, and place it along the railing.

The quicksand will make the plank move toward the contraption, so you need to be fast. Use the plank to climb into the next area.

3. The next area of the Kudanisar shrine contains the altar room and a receptacle where a glowing orb can be placed. Stand on the switch for the orb to drop.

A moving boulder will throw this glowing orb to the opposite side of the area. Link’s next task is to bring the glowing orb back to this location.

4. Drop down from the altar on a platform with two boat constructs. These pre-made boats don’t need any Zonai charge and can be used indefinitely.

First, drive the boat to your left, where a treasure chest hangs from the wall. Then, take out your bow and break the rope.

You need to hurry, or the treasure chest will be lost. Use Ultrahand to bring it on the platform. Open it to obtain 10x Arrows.

Now, go to the pillar on the right side of the room with another treasure chest. Park your boat behind the pillar to prevent it from sinking into the quicksand.

Use the wooden plank to climb the pillar and kill the Ancient Construct Soldier. Open the treasure chest to obtain Hasty Elixir. Then, use the boat to make your way to the farthest side of the room.

5. Go to the right side of the locked room and leave your boat. Use the Ascend ability to reach the grated platform above you. Kill both Soldier constructs and drop down into the room.

6. Before you open the locked gate, pick up the glowing orb and use Ultrahand to attach it to a boat construct.

7. Now open the door by pressing the switch and get on your boat. Use it to reach the platform with lots of wooden plants just beneath the altar room, where you first found the boat construct.

8. Combine three planks using Ultrahand ability and place them at an angle to make a bridge.

Detach the glowing orb from the boat construct and carry it to the receptacle. This will open the altar room door in this area.

9. Interact with the statue of Rauru and his wife on the altar to obtain the Light of Blessing reward. This will complete the “Bridging the Sands” puzzle and the Kudanisar shrine in Tears of the Kingdom.

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