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 driving holiday planner .
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  • We arrived with ease: the number 3 bus 1 yuan who takes just outside the ancient city at the beginning of Changzheng Lu. You get off, you buy the ticket, 115 yuan, and she gets on a special bus which will take you to your destination. Nice side dish: the Lake, hills, each with the top dressed up with strips of prayer flags that flutter in the breeze, the wider round of snow-capped mountains shining in the Sun and magic jolt of 3,200 meters. For anyone who has been to Lasha obviously this is a thumbnail but beauty is really so and should not ever think to compare. The facilities were almost all refurbished and open. Should proceed calmly because the stairways to 3,200 m can play tricks on you. The most beautiful things are around the Plaza of Hall where there is also quite a coming and going of monks. Interesting also can attend any ceremony where the dreamlike rhythm of the repetitions of mantras produced an estrangement effect impressive. Of course there is, even novices who visibly bored or sleep with the bosses riverside and even someone who, concealing a smartphone in the book, pretends to participate and instead mucking around as you can. Nothing mitizzazioni then, but the whole thing is so beautiful that it deserves at least a three hours to be able to really enjoy.
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  • As many people have mentioned you need to pay ¥115 per person for entrance. After you buy the ticket you need to take a bus to the site which is around 1km away. This is included in the ticket price. ...  more »
  • I found a very interesting site. It is near the city. The entrance is a little expensive but worth it.
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