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Address: No.3 Jinta Road, Huangzhong County 811606, China
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Phone Number: +86 971 223 2357
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A holly place

You could feel strong religon, faith there. a magic place. There are 10+ temples to go through. we only have 2-3 hours. not enough. Many people here are tourist, however, there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
Morgan Y
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

You could feel strong religon, faith there. a magic place. There are 10+ temples to go through. we only have 2-3 hours. not enough. Many people here are tourist, however, there are even more monks, as they love this place, all faith in it. Strongly recommend this place, but you need more time. at least 1 full day.

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Lima
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

With a limited time and gicen that I was not able to secure a bus ticket for tongren, decided to go this way. Yes, another temple, but the highlight for me was the lamas residence, simple, quiet, peaceful. The Dalai Lama studied there, so you can visit his room, inside of the residence on the top of the hill. Just... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

First and foremost you gotta have a driver and transportation to bring you there. Secondly, it helps if you speak a little Chinese. I got both, so I was there. Nice place to get a feel of monastory life and do some praying at the same time. Numerous temples housing different buddha and diety statues, it'll almost take the whole... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

There is an other name called "Kumbum Monastery". First time to visit this National Monastery, you need to pay for the entrance fee. You are suggested to hire a guide tour to introduce each attraction.

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Thank Niceman2005
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

One our from Xining by car, one of holliest place . Founded by TSONGKAPA one of the main buddihst branch. Still several hundred monk and a lot of very devout and engaged pilgrims

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The site is not far from Xining City center: about 30 minutes by car. We took a taxi and the round trip (the driver waited outside as we visited the temple) took 180 CNY. The price could vary, depending on how you negotiate with the driver. The entrance fee was 80 CNY. There were lots of things to see here.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Beautiful old buildings and active religious devotions. Some very narrow passage ways full of people were unpleasant (but fortunately most people were very polite and tolerant). I wanted to take lots more pictures, but this was banned in many indoor and some outdoor parts. (Lots of people took photos with their phones anyway.) I would have liked to photograph some... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

it is one of the biggest lama monastery, very famous in the buddist culture was founded by ZONGKAPA. founder of the yellow hat secte.

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

We took a guided tour of the Ta'er Monastery. My group was Chinese speaking, but they gave me an english mp3 player that was just terrible. The speaker was monotone and did not make it interesting. What I did find interesting is that this is a real living monastery with monks all over the place that dates back to 1577.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is an impressive monastery, unfortunately overrun by hawkers and a lot of visitors. My (Chinese ) wife says there used to be public access to more of the monastery and it has been spoiled by recent addition of ticketing and administrative buildings. However, it is nevertheless impressive in its artefacts and architecture.

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