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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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  • 第一次接触青海的塔尔寺,果然是名不虚传,里面好多虔诚的信徒在跪拜他们的神,很庄严肃穆。外面很多买纪念品的,不贵而且很精致 
  • 塔尔寺名气很大,来青海都来转一圈,实际上体会发现,虽然这里的人,还有相当多保持着淳朴,信仰,但是商业气息也有点浓厚了,给人感觉不是很好。不如很多未开发的寺庙。 
  • 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 »