Sumtsaling Monastery, Shangri-La County

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#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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  • Beautiful monastery on top of mountain few miles from city center. Arrive at visitor center, purchase tickets, get on the bus to take you up to the monastery. There are English speaking tour guide, cl...  more »
  • Our hotel (Yunman) is just 1km from the Monastery so we walked along the dusty road, took us almost 2 hours as there are so many interesting things on the way. When you arrive you buy your ticket and ...  more »
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