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Kumbum Monastery
塔尔寺

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12,987 Reviews
Xining Top 1 in Can't Miss Attractions
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Open in 1 mins Open from 8:00am-5:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 3-5 hours
Address: No. 56 Jinta Road, Huangzhong County, Xining City
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Phone: 0971-2210188 0971-2232357

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Tal Temple is a must-see attraction near Xining. The size of the entire temple is relatively grand. It is a super large temple composed of a small temple. It is not just one of the small temples. The temple must come early, because it is not easy to park at the door, if it is too late, it will be traffic jams.

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Introduction

Kumbum Monastery (also called Ta'er Temple) is a Tibetan gompa with more than 400 years of history. Located in Xining's Huangzhong County, it belongs to the Gelug (or Yellow) School of Tibetan Buddhism. Kumbum Monastery has a number of ancient buildings including the main hall, Scripture Hall, Buddha Pagoda, and academy. At the center of the monastery complex, visitors will find the Dajinwa (Great Golden Tile) Temple. According to legend, this temple was erected on the site where Je Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelug School, was born. A visit to Kumbum is not complete without taking the time to see and appreciate the butter sculptures, the murals, and the elaborate embroidery. The entire temple complex is full of magnificent buildings and rich treasures. However, the true charm of the complex lies in its holy atmosphere. It is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Xining.
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