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“it is a must!”

Sumtsaling Monastery
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$95.00*
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Private Day Trip of Shangri-La with Monastery Visit
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Owner description: The biggest monastery in Shangri-La.
Lima
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263 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“it is a must!”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

I truly enjoyed walking in the monastery.... climbed all the floors up to the roof (probably because of the low season most of them were open). What a peaceful place, full of color and happy/friendly monks!

Visited April 2014
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East Coast, US
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautifully maintained working monastery”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

I think I was there in time for pre-Spring Festival Spring cleaning. Everything was shiny! Very peaceful with only the sounds of chanting and the monks at work. Quite majestic, very large. I suggest the view from the far side of the lake!

Visited January 2014
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Recommended visit”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

One of the highlights of the trip to Shangri-La. We walked from old-town to the tourist center which took about an hour. The fee to see the temple is a little high (130 Yuan per person) but once you enter the temple the frescos and the murals are spectacular. The temple has been renovated recently but the style has been kept true to the original design.

Visited December 2013
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Beijing, China
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Interesting place with fantastic views”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Liked: The architecture, amazing views, the women in their traditional clothing, prayer rooms, large intricate buddhist statues, traditional tibetan music and dances, roaming the small town surrounding it, seeing the yaks, pigs and bird life near the lake.

Disliked: The monks are not quite what you expect. Some are playing with toy guns, shooting each other with plastic beads. Many are on their phones. If you go, do not expect to be enthralled by monks practicing their ancient customs.

Tip: Use your student card

Visited December 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Scenery is just nice”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Scenery is different and nice that is so speacial to see. But so the entrance fee is expensive. That i can say not value oso.

Visited December 2013
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