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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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  • The place is interesting, you see not one, nor two, but nine or ten temples. Some of them 500 year old, other 50, other 5. Major difference was in the state of wood carvings, in new temples they are n...  more »
  • We went there not really knowing what to expect, other than that it was a required destination for travelers to our city. We spent most of the day there and were not disappointed.  more »
  • I was in Xining to take the train to Lasha and I had a guided tour of the monastery. This was certainly worth doing. It was very useful and informative having an English-speaking guide and I think it ...  more »
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