Sumtsaling Monastery, Shangri-La County

4.2
#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Shangri-La County
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 really enjoyed visiting the monastery - in one of the temples you get to go all the way up to roof, which provides you with a wonderful view of the surrounding buildings and a closer look at the...  more »
  • Well, because we couldnt reach to Lasa, we decided to go to see this Monastery. Despite we went with our baby boy carrying him all the way upstairs !!, it was an experience we will never forget. The.....  more »

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