Dongzhulin Temple
Dongzhulin Temple
4.5
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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4.5 of 5 bubbles27 reviews
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Alex Koi
Singapore, Singapore380 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
东竹林寺 is a small reclusive temple hidden away from tourists.
During any normal day, you hardly see any one other than the local monks. During their major festival, this quiet oasis becomes a religious magnet. Villages flock in for a full day of celebration. Again you maybe the only outsider in the vicinity.
Written March 17, 2020
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terrycwou
Hong Kong, China89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
This temple is quite popular, so get there early at around 9:00am to avoid the crowds. The temple is at approximately 3300m so make sure you get used to the high altitude as there are quite a few flights of stairs. There are many small temples and make sure you respect the rules. Don't wear a hat inside the temple, make sure you take photos OUTSIDE the temples and NOT INSIDE. You also have to walk around the temples CLOCKWISE. The most impressive part was at the main temple where a dozen lamas were praying. Some of them were wearing special Buddhist costumes that were extremely beautiful. This is a beautiful place and I strongly advise you to go there.
Written May 30, 2017
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Ratchada W
Bangkok, Thailand235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
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.
Written April 9, 2017
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ThuptenTsering
Shangri-La County, China492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Day trip to Dongzhulin Temple on the way to Dechen,Drive from Shangri-La more than 2 and half hrs.80km.For further information contact English tour guide Thupten Tsering phone no : 13988788410.
Written November 10, 2019
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TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
If you use the Dongzhulin temple marker, you will end up on the other side of the mountain. This monastery is in a village easily reachable from the main road, an arch will mark where to turn on the right coming from Benzilan (at about 15km). It is much smaller than the Songsanlin of Shangri-la but worth visiting because very different and you can climb the four floors where there are many chapels. No entrance fee is charged but you should leave some money.
We were lucky to arrive at a moment of prayer and heard the chant, gong, and bell. Very few tourists, maybe two other couples during the hour we spent there (Oct 2018).
The bathroom nearby is filthy and smells although it is totally open (no doors, barely partition walls between stalls), so avoid if you can.
Written October 4, 2018
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Doug K
35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
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
Written July 26, 2016
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DANIEL L
Paris, France231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
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 the valley
Written May 25, 2016
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Jeff L
Berkeley, CA45 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
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 .... apparently a favorite drink of monks to keep them awake during chanting.
Written November 19, 2015
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,049 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
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 excited to visit and we had read up a lot about this monastery orior to our visit. We went in the afternoon and it was deserted. There is a center court and three buildings surround it. Shoes have to be removed before entry into the main assembly hall. Beautiful statues, tankas and paintings adorn the walls. What spoiled our visit was a lama, noticing the camera hang around my neck, shouted loudly and rudely at me in the sanctity and stillness of the prayer hall to say that photography is not allowed. He clearly startled us. No awareness on his part as I was not even using my camera. We had travelled so far to visit this monastery and felt sad that this left a lasting bad taste in our mouth. We will not be back.
Written April 10, 2015
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Billy Z
Beijing, Beijing, China61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Friends
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 few tourists.
Written September 10, 2013
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