Shrine puzzles are scattered across Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. One such puzzle is the Bridging the Sands puzzle found in the Kudanisar temple, which is located in the northern part of the Gerudo Desert near the Karusa Valley. Here’s how to solve the Shrine puzzle.
How to solve the Kudnanaiser Sanctuary puzzle in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
This shrine has a huge room filled with quicksand. Traversing sand will drain your stamina bar quickly, so you should try to avoid it as much as possible. The main exit from the sanctuary is directly ahead of the starting point, in the middle of the far left wall. On the opposite side of the room is another platform with Zonai enemies on it and a smaller platform with one Zonai enemy on it where optional chest is located.
The first step is to get out of the fenced area where you start. At the bottom of the stairs is a wooden board directly on the sand. Two more boards move across the sand, respawning each time they go under the wall. Using a combination of Ultrahand and Recall, you need to get all three planks and yourself to the stone platform opposite the stairs. Once here, connect all three boards together to create a large bridge that can be leaned against the fence to exit this area.
There is another sandy area with a board standing upright in the sand. There is an enemy behind the board, so be careful. From here you need to go straight to the ladder so you can jump down to some Zonai devices that allow you to ride on the sand. The fastest way is to cross the same bridge that you have already built.
Climb the ladder where you will find a locked door to the temple exit. There is room on the ground for a small ball and a button. Press the button that will spawn a ball and launch it into the stone area in the room. You can now jump to Zonai vehicles to move around the sand.
Once inside, head to the back left corner of the room where a second optional chest is located. There is a hanging chest next to a small platform here. Stand on the platform, shoot the rope and use the Ultra Arm to grab the chest and bring it up to you.
Next, go diagonally across the room where the first extra chest with one enemy is on a small platform. Park your car on the far side of the block so the sand flows push it towards the block so you don’t lose your way. Use one of the boards nearby to create a ramp to reach the chest.
You can now head to the area where the small ball was kicked, which is guarded by two Zonai enemies. To get to this area, park your car on the side of the building, which is under a small ledge that you can climb up.
Don’t worry about your car, there’s more in this area. Demolish the Zonai and enter the middle zone. The ball is pressed against the goal, which can be opened with a button. Grab the ball with the UltraHand, attach it to one of the vehicles and press the button to open the door.
Drive straight across the sand, back to the temple exit door. Park on the small platform where you originally grabbed the Zonai car. You will need to fuse together the three wooden planks found on the platform to create a bridge to the door so you can climb up there with the ball.
Throw the ball into the hole, opening the door and completing the temple. We have many more guides “Tears of the Kingdom” guide center.including everyone’s map Location of shrines and many other standalone Shrine puzzle guides.
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