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Wudang Zhao Monastery

Wudangzhao Town, Shiguai District, Baotou 014070, China
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Ranked #2 of 36 Attractions in Baotou
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Splendid. ..majestic. ..peaceful. ..must go!!! 2h drive from Hohhot. Bring your own food and spend at least some hours. We were there in a sunny, cold Autumn weekday ( -5C). Very kind Buddhist Monks around, two of them speaking English. Heaven on Earth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Initially, I was very reluctant to come here as it is quite far away. Our inner Mongolian friend was returning us a favor so he insisted on bringing us here. He had hired a group of monks to do a special blessing for our family. Watching all the ceremony and chanting was quite interesting. I was told that this is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This is very much off the beaten track and there are no tour guides or literature in English, but it is a little but of Tibetan architechture in Inner Mongolia. While Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia is a few hundred km away, the lamasery on the slope of the mountains is entirely Mongolian while here it was Tibetan!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

A Tibetan-style Lamasery in the mountains North of Baotou, this must be one of the best sites to visit in the region. The road is rough and full of unpleasantly noxious lorries, but the Lamasery is worth the trip - around 2 hours from Baotou. We employed the services of an excellent local guide, Chaolu, who also provided a driver... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

70 kilometers (approx. 43 miles) northeast of Baotou, near a valley named Wudang Gou, lies the Wudangzhao Monastery which is a large Tibetan Buddhist monastery. It is the biggest and the best preserved lamastery in Inner Mongolia's Autonomous Region. 'Bada Gele Monastery' is its Tibetan name, meaning white lotus. 'Wudangzhao' in Mongolian means 'willow'. Willows are prosperous in the valley,... More

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