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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. Ta'er Monastery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Huangzhong County Edition.
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  • Founded by the Head of "Yellow Hats", is is sprawled over a big area, only some of which available to tourists. Still building more temples, think it may have had a rough time in 1970s? From our guide...  more »
  • Tibetan Temple shopping area. Don't have the courage to go to Lhasa but want to enjoy the Tibetan culture would take a look at. The site is widely about two hours takes; Note that where photos NG is in the building. The toilet is.
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  • 我與朋友是用學生價錢進入的,承認門票覺得有點不值,不過是挺漂亮的。不過如果還未適應高原可能會有高原反應,可以慢慢走便可。