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Sumtsaling Monastery, Shangri-La County

(4.1/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Despite the rain that fell we did not remove him charming. This monastery is worth your visit if they are going to Shangri - the. Explore it and upload to their terraces to admire the landscape, built in the 1678 by the Dalai Lama V and consists of about 20 temples, so you have to spend your time. In addition the complex includes some 100 houses where they live 600 monks and is interesting to stroll through all public. Can be reached by bus from Shangri-la - the and must get input because it is very likely that request it is although they are wandering the streets and fine can be high. Monks have a good business there assembled.
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  • The temples looked gorgeous from afar and also up close. There were different temples and we had a good view of the city from the temple as well. It's off peak season and we really enjoyed our visit t...  more »
  • This is a working monastery and although you will encounter a lot of tourists you can escape in the many temples, streets of the village. This is worth the visit. Feel free to wander around the monks ...  more »