Sumtsaling Monastery, Shangri-La County

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#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
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In the midst of a traditional Tibetan town, with prayer flags fluttering and rocks inscribed with sutras, Sumtsaling Monastery represents the biggest Buddhist monastery in its province. At the foot of Fopingshan Mountain, 3,380 m (11,090 ft) above sea level, the complex resembles an ancient castle, with a gilded roof and 108 columns characteristic of Han architecture. In the main hall, you can see frescos depicting various Buddhist legends and tales. Frescos and sculptures also adorn the cloisters of the inner halls. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Sumtsaling Monastery and many more Shangri-La County attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Shangri-La County driving holiday planner.
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  • By bus num 3 you can go to the monastery complex, consisting of various buildings. It is nice to walk the kora with the locals. At about 11:30 the prayers are over, so better to be there before... 
    By bus num 3 you can go to the monastery complex, consisting of various buildings. It is nice to walk the kora with the locals. At about 11:30 the prayers are over, so better to be there before...  more »
  • This is an absolute must see if you are visiting Shangri-la and, given the difficulty for foreigners of visiting Tibet, probably the best accessible example of a Buddhist monastery in China, now... 
    This is an absolute must see if you are visiting Shangri-la and, given the difficulty for foreigners of visiting Tibet, probably the best accessible example of a Buddhist monastery in China, now...  more »

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