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Sumtsaling Monastery

Zhongdian, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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The biggest monastery in Shangri-La.
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Zhongdian, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We went at lunch time and were able to avoid all the Chinese tour groups. The monastery is covered with amazing murals. It was my first time in a Tibetan Buddhist temple and it was beautiful. You can climb to the top of the temple...More

Thank irishchic8190
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

In the countryside outside the city this monastery is amazing. When you manage to avoid the groups of visitors it offers delightful moments and discoveries

Thank Marie-Cécile C
Reviewed 25 July 2017

From the moment you see it on your approach this is an imposing structure going up the hillside. Within the walls is a large compound of living accommodation for the monks. From the road level you go through an impressive gate to the foot of...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

In a year there are so important days for the Tibetan Buddhist people. Its all due to Tibetan lunar calendar.

Thank shangrilaTenzin
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

previously the summer Residence of the Dalai Lama, it is still a working monastery, although one under the auspices of the Communist govt and all it entails. still the view from the top are beautiful, the monasteries are beautifully appointed if a little smelly and...More

1  Thank Chrisneoh69
Reviewed 2 July 2017

You can take a closer look at the building and architecture of this majestic monastery, listening to the histories of this monastery and have better understanding about the belief of Tibetan and Tibetan Buddhism. It is not only a place for the people to pray,...More

Thank Soo Ming C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Unbelievable this place. The history, the paintings on the walls, all the details are very intriguing. It's a huge place. It's a must see. There is no doubt. We were lucky we went visit the monastery on a cold and sunny day. It was beautiful.

Thank rach102015
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

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 recommend you to take a guide ( if...More

Thank Theseven07
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank CQueen2014
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

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 the public bus #3 for 1RMB. However, because of...More

Thank ana-marialungu
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Response from kobusm913 | Reviewed this property |
We did rent a car with driver from Lijiang to Shangrila, with a 2 hour stopover at Tiger Leaping Gorge. It's was a sedan suitable for 3 passengers and it cost RMB 600. Get a local person to contact several vendors and... More