Ta'er Monastery, Huangzhong County

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Watch Buddhist monks, devotees, and pilgrims working the prayer wheels and prostrating themselves to Buddha at Ta'er Monastery. The monastery was built in the 16th century by the Yellow Hat Sect to mark 150 years from the death of its founder, Tsong Khapa. Gradually climbing up a mountain slope, the complex features 52 halls and sleeping quarters with nearly 9,300 rooms. Walk through courtyards and see palaces and temples built in a combination of Han and Tibetan-style architecture. The two central halls house a silver tower erected to commemorate Tsong Khapa and a gold tower with his ashes. Admire the walls of the halls, lavishly decorated with flower patterns, embroideries, and colorful flags, as well as pictures telling the story of Buddhism. A visit to Ta'er Monastery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Huangzhong County trip itinerary planning tool to plot your vacation.
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  • Qinghai tourism must go to a scenic pagoda temple, 30 kilometers away from the urban area! For the tourists who want to know Tibetan Buddhism culture can go to the transfer, tickets 80 yuan, to Qinghai relatively unfamiliar as far as possible to choose a chartered to Kumbum monastery! If you want to know about the services such as chartered can contact me Tel 13897186185 micro-letter 13897186185
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  • My first visit here. I came with my local friend, we didn't get local bus, as it would take a hour to get here. we joined the rickshaw, 4 people in a car, so that each of us spent 15 RMB, we tried to ...  more »
  • We were very impressed by the monastery. Our tour guide was very professional, friendly and funny. we truly enjoyed the tour. i have very little exposure to the Tibetan cultures, so, this experience i...  more »
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