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Sumtsaling Monastery, Shangri-La County
(4.1/5 based on 420+ 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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  • We had a wonderful Tibetan guide who took us around the monastery and shared lots of information with us.It was well maintained, easy to access and very interesting. 
  • If you are in the area, you need to visit this monastery, although the entrance fee of almost US$ 20 is quite steep. Avoid the monastery if you have already extensively traveled in Tibet (such as Lhas...  more »
  • 我们自己开电动车去的,一到那儿感觉很壮观,游客很多。买了票进去,很不错。建筑很宏伟,对佛教有兴趣的可以来看看,如果单纯来看景的话,我觉得性价比太低,因为门票很贵啊