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Kumbum Monastery

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Ranked No. 1 in Xining Can't Miss Attractions
TempleHistorical Architecture
Open from 1/1-12/31(Peak Season),7:30am-6:30pm;Open from 1/1-12/31(Off Season),8:00am-5:30pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 3-5 hours
Address: No. 56 Jinta Road, Huangzhong County, Xining City
Phone: 0971-2210188

What travelers say:

A practising monastery, a solemn place. Catch bus 909 from Xining and get off the bus at the terminus. The monstery is a short stroll away.

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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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