Trip Planner: Asia / China / Yunnan / Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture / Shangri-La County / Sumtsaling Monastery
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.
Sumtsaling Monastery reviews
The monks are very kind and friendly! The place itself is very beautiful peaceful. The architecture and decorations are amazing! You can get a lot of information about the Tibetan Buddhism religion... more »
This monastery-temple is amazingly beautiful and houses a treasure of religious works of art. A great place to experience Tibetan Buddhism culture. more »
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