Tears of the Kingdom: Soryotanog Shrine [Walkthrough]

Learn everything there is about the location and a step-by-step walkthrough of the Soryotanog Shrine puzzle in Tears of the Kingdom.

Soryotanog Shrine, also known as the “Buried Light,” is located in the Gerudo Desert, above Geruda Town in Tears of the Kingdom. You can either use a nearby Skyview Tower or the walls of Geruda Town to get there. In this puzzle, players must maneuver the light by using the mirrors in the shrine to open the main door and obtain the Light of Blessing. 

Key Takeaways
  • Soryotanog Shrine is one of the seemingly countless shrines in Tears of the Kingdom.
  • It is located in the Gerudo Desert, above Gerudo Town. [Coordinates: -3884, -2964, 0123]

  • You’ll have to make use of Ascend, Ultrahand, fans, and mirrors to solve the Soryotanog puzzle.

  1. Clear the piles of sand in the room using the fan and use the key inside the treasure to unlock the door.
  2. Use ascend to reach the other side of the hall, clear the sand, and use the mirror to direct the light back to the main hall.
  3. Use the mirror in the main hall to direct the beam toward the hexagonal symbol.

  • As a reward for solving this puzzle, you’ll receive “Light of Blessing.”
  • Collecting 4 of them will enable you to upgrade your heart containers or stamina wheel via any goddess statue.

What Is Soryotanog Shrine?

Walkthrough
Walkthrough of Soryotanog Shrine Tears of the Kingdom [Image Credits: eXputer]
Soryotanog Shrine is located well above the ground, and the easiest way to get there is by using a Skyview Tower. Inside the shrine, there are only two types of tools: fans and mirrors. The fans are used to clear piles of sand, while the mirrors will help you direct the light toward its destination. Upon successfully solving the shrine’s puzzle, you’ll receive “Light of Blessing,” which allows you to upgrade your heart containers or increase your stamina wheel.

Location 

  • Coordinates: -3884, -2964, 0123
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Location of Soryotanog Shrine tears of the kingdom [Image Credits: eXputer]
Soryotanog is located between Palu Wasteland and West Barrens, above the Gerudo Town in the Gerudo Desert region. You can get to the Soryotanog Shrine location by ascending and climbing the walls of Gerudo Town; however, if you haven’t unlocked that location for fast travel yet, you can easily glider there from the Geruda Highlands Skyview Tower in Tears of the Kingdom.

Glider
Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower [Image Credits: eXputer]

Puzzle Solution & Treasure Location

  1. After entering the Shrine, head towards the pile of sides on the right side of the room and pick up the fan using the Ultrahand.
  2. Turn on the fan and clear the piles of sand inside the room.
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    Clearing sand piles [Image Credits: eXputer]
  3. Inside the pile of sand on the left side of the room is a treasure that contains the key to the locked door.
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    Treasure containing the key [Image Credits: eXputer]
  4. Use the key to unlock the door and enter the main hall.
  5. Kill the enemy wandering there and then use the fan to clear the piles of sand inside the main hall.
    first enemy
    The wandering enemy [Image Credits: eXputer]
  6. Past the pile of sand on the rightmost corner of the hall, there is a hidden passage that leads to an additional treasure.
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    The passage to a hidden area [Image Credits: eXputer]
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    The hidden room [Image Credits: eXputer]
  7. Use the Ultrahand to pick up the fan stuck in the pile of sand.
  8. Inside one of the piles is an enemy holding the fan guster, which you can use to clear the sand stuck on the gear.
  9. Place the fan beside the wall, turn it on, and use the glider to reach the upper platform.
    fan placement
    Using the fan to reach the upper platform [Image Credits: eXputer]
  10. Clear the sand, causing the gear to get stuck, to unlock the treasure door.
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    Freeing the gear [Image Credits: eXputer]
  11. Unlock the treasure to receive x10 arrows.
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    X10 arrows received from treasure [Image Credits: eXputer]
  12. Now go back to the main hall and use “Ascend” on the left side of the room to reach the upper platform.
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    Using Ascend to reach the upper platform [Image Credits: eXputer]
  13. Take out the archer using your bow on the other side of the hall.
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    Taking down the second enemy using a bow and arrows [Image Credits: eXputer]
  14. Again use the fan in the room to clear all piles of sand to reveal the light source as well the mirror that will help you to reflect the light.
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    Source of light [Image Credits: eXputer]
  15. Place the mirror diagonally on top of the light source such that its beam of light reaches the main hall.
    Diagonal placement
    Placing the mirror diagonally [Image Credits: eXputer]
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    A diagonal beam of light [Image Credits: eXputer]
  16. Head back to the main hall from the same way you came from.
  17. Lift the mirror stuck in the pile of sand using the Ultrahand and use it to direct the beam of light toward the hexagonal symbol above the door.
    Directing light
    Directing the beam of light to unlock the shrine [Image Credits: eXputer]
  18. Once that’s done, the shrine door will unlock.

Reward

Shrine reward
Light of Blessing [Image Credits: eXputer]
Now that the door is lifted, you can claim the Soryotanog Shrine reward, “Light of Blessing. Collecting 4 of these will allow you to upgrade your heart containers or stamina wheel via any goddess statue.

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is filled with puzzles like these that have complex solutions and require your utmost attention. For more shrine solutions, consider going through our guides on Sinakawak Shrine, Mayachin Shrine, Orochium Shrine, and Mayausiy Shrine.

For a rundown on all its essential mechanics and tips, consider reading our beginner’s guide on Tears of the Kingdom. This concludes my guide on the location and puzzle walkthrough of Soryotanog Shrine.


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