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Sumtsaling Monastery, Shangri-La County

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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 vacation planner.
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  • From the moment you see it on your approach this is an imposing structure going up the hillside. Within the walls is a large compound of living accommodation for the monks. From the road level you go ...  more »
  • In a year there are so important days for the Tibetan Buddhist people. Its all due to Tibetan lunar calendar.  more »
  • Little announced Prada Palace, fast not to hand out this much of the United States. Can't study I'm 傳 can't Hobby Tibetan Buddhism, can go take a look. Blue white a surname, Golden Shem Shem, as long as the Weather is good, the finish is beautiful, MTV alert in front of the lake walk, Huan Lake a week, scene or landscape is very beautiful port
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Where to stay in Shangri-La County

Most of the accommodations in Shangri-La County lie in the south of the main town. Centered around Guishan Park, the options here include budget hostels and hotels, and family-run guesthouses on atmospheric commercial streets. Look to the north of the main urban area for a selection of more upmarket establishments--some set in converted historic buildings, and others offering new-build luxury with pools, restaurants, and spas. The rural areas of scenic farmland north of town feature a couple of refined hotels with extensive views of the landscape that surrounds.
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