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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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  • One of my dreams is to see the Potala Monastery in Lhasa, after the visit of Sumtsaling Monastery I feel that dream is in part filled. Despite the fact that is amazing as u can read from the many comm...  more »
  • Wonderful monastery - a very large object with several buildings - very nice and a great view from the top in the area - you should take time to
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  • The monastery is very interesting and is the biggest Tibetan Monastery outside Tibet. It is located on a hill and it has great views of the surrounding area. The plant is very clean and easy to reach.
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