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Kumbum Monastery
Xining Top 1 in Can't Miss Attractions

12,353 Reviews
TempleHistorical Architecture
Liked by 14
Closed Open from 8:00am-4:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 3-5 hours
Address: No. 56 Jinta Road, Huangzhong County, Xining City
Official website: http://www.kumbum.org/
Phone: 0971-2210188 0971-2232357

What people are saying:

Very big monastery, mostly reminded a small village. There are many halls, buildings, monuments and monastery even has a main street. Photos are prohibited inside of buildings in front of altars. Actually, this monastery is well known by its other name, Ta'er 塔尔寺。This is the place which playing the important role in whole Tibetan region religious life. You can see many pilgrims there came from different places.

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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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