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Kumbum Monastery塔尔寺

12,532 Reviews
Xining Top 1 in Can't Miss Attractions
TempleHistorical Architecture
Liked by 19
Closed Open from 8:00am-4:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 3-5 hours
Address: No. 56 Jinta Road, Huangzhong County, Xining City
Official website:
Phone: 0971-2210188 0971-2232357

What people are saying:

There is no scenery all the way up the mountain. The biggest view point is that a group of ancient buildings in the Ming and Qing Dynasties are preserved, so the attractions are also key cultural and security units. As for the propaganda of art, there is no artistic value, especially after seeing the murals and sculptures of Mogao Grottoes.

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Additional Information


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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