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Sumtsaling Monastery, Shangri-La County

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Religious Site
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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  • The Monastery is really beautiful place where the temples and the view are very pretty. The monks are also very kind and they tried to speak with us, it was a really good moment. Nevertheless I highly...  more »
  • A must go. Get a good tour guide who can tell you the history & story behind each paintings. Very interesting place with a lot of culture.  more »
  • If you haven't been to Tibet, this is a great place to experience and learn more about Tibetan Buddhism. The entrance costs 115RMB, 75RMB for students. You can take a taxi here for 10-15RMB or catch t...  more »