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Sumtsaling Monastery

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Address: Zhongdian, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Description: The biggest monastery in Shangri-La.

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Sunrises/ sunsets views from the lake facing this monastery are just unforgettable! This is by far the nicest sight in Shangri-La. Frankly the interior is not as beautiful as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Sunrises/ sunsets views from the lake facing this monastery are just unforgettable! This is by far the nicest sight in Shangri-La. Frankly the interior is not as beautiful as the exterior.The entrance fee at RMB 115 is steep. Nevertheless if you have not been to Lhassa this is the number one place to go in Shangri La. Highly recommended.

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The walk around lake lamuyangcuo with the view of the monastery was beautifull. Visit to the monastery was interesting and the views from the top of the monastery were outstanding. Though the entrance fee to the are is too expensive.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Paid 115 Yuan for the entrance fees , it seems a little pricey as compared to other attraction fees. However, the view is worth the price, we did not engage with any guide, as we needed to wait quite long for one. The stairs are rather steep & a little bit slippery, so be careful when ascending or descending .

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Must-see and take your time understanding this important historic monastery. Don't rush and find someone local to help translate the rich tapestry of artwork that offers insight into buddhist symbols.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It was a big and grand monastery modelled after Potala palace in Lhasa. Interesting place but, as with all other 5A scenic areas in China, has a rather steep admission ticket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A very wealthy monastery! Monks were filling black sacks with paper note donations they were collecting from all the buildings. Fabulous decor, a fascinating insight into the Tibetan religion, lots of interesting buildings to enter although there was a paucity of information.. A lot of building work going on, and long flights of steep, uneven steps. Not for the disabled!

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Seoul, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This monastery is just good & super rich temple in Yunnan. If you are never been to Portala, Lhasa, this cpuld be enough. But you've been or in planning, not recommend to visit. Sumtsaling is less than 1/100 of Lhasa. Actually Shangri-La is poor city for travelers in terms of what to see, what to go except Meli Snow Mountain.... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

It's a grand Tibetian monastery, a short car ride from Shangri La town. We visited on Vesak Day June 1, there were many local worshipers as well as a full congregation of monks and lamas. It gave a very special feeling observing the chanting of sutras and burning of scented pine wood in the front courtyard of the monastery. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Absolutely the high of my total visit. Lhasa like I'm thinking...and feeling. Our flight was cancelled due to a monsoon so resorted to advisor & found this gem. Advisor is my idol, thx so much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The monastery is gorgeous--if a little odd to western eyes. It is large and ornate. We got to explore at will--even to the point of getting an interview with a high priest.

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Additional Information about Sumtsaling Monastery

Address: Address: Zhongdian, Shangri-La County 674400, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Shangri-La County
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 2

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