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Address: on the east slope of Nanyongganjing, Shusong County, Benzilan County, Deqin County 674500, China
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Peaceful Temple

I stopped at this place on my way from to Deqin, local driver suggested us to visit the temple. It was a very peaceful place and I enjoyed my time there. Inside there are Tibetan... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ratchada W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped at this place on my way from to Deqin, local driver suggested us to visit the temple. It was a very peaceful place and I enjoyed my time there. Inside there are Tibetan Buddhism statues.

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15 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have visited this temple a number of times mainly to see the mandalas which are incredibly beautiful. Although this temple is being renovated it is being done sensitively

Thank Kiddell
Paris, France
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216 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

It is not a large monastery but it is worth the visit. The best is to get the training session where the young monk learn how to handle a discussion and to impress the audience. Otherwise, the paintings are not old. It is worth also to climb in the upper floors and look at the various statues. Nice view on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

We stopped at this monastery on our drive from Benzalin to Meili lodges on the Songtsam circuit. When stopped in the mid-morning when it was very quiet, and unfortunately we didn't see too many monks. Although the monastery sight is very old, the building itself is relatively new. The monks gave us cans of Red Bull as a sacred offering... More 

Thank Jeff L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1,509 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 811 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Built in 1667 and located in Shusong Village, 105 km from Shangri-La and 20 km from Benzilin Town, this monastery looks like it is perched on a cliff. A Tibetan monastery belonging initially to the white hat sect, Kagyugpa, it was later converted to the yellow hat sect or Gelugpa. There is a small entrance fee charged. We were really... More 

Thank nellielim
Beijing, Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

I visited Dongzhulin Monastery three times, Dongzhulin monastery is on the way from Shangri-la to Deqing County and nearby the first bend of Jinshajiang River (upper ranch of Yangtze River). At the beginning or middle of the month, you will see local people coming to preach at the monastery. Comparing to Songzanlin monastery in Shangri-la, Dongzhulin is more interesting and... More 

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Reviewed 15 May 2013

We visited the Dongzhulin Temple one afternoon in April from our boutique lodge outside Benzilan. The temple is spectacularly sited, perched nearly on the edge of a cliff -- like the monastery/ harem in the Powell/ Pressburger movie 'Black Narcissus. You enter through a big, open courtyard, where festivals are celebrated, into the large prayer hall, with its towering red... More 

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Reviewed 28 November 2012

Well. I have seen loads of buddhist temples in China, Tibet and Bhutan. This one is more like the Bhutanese ones, like a fortress commanding the hillside. It had the most amazing butter ornaments i've ever seen at the main altar. Unfortunately no photographing inside allowed. The village around it is worth a stroll, and the location up on the... More 

Thank nothe2le
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Perched on the high ridge this temple is simply amazing with views of the canyons below. Where eagles dare comes to mind (as with other reflections!).

Hong Kong, China
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

It's a beautiful drive from the Hotel to the Temple and the visit was most impressive

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