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Dongzhulin Temple

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2 weeks ago
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30 May 2017
“Beautiful Tibetan temple”
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on the east slope of Nanyongganjing, Shusong County, Benzilan County, Deqin County 674500, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you use the Dongzhulin temple marker, you will end up on the other side of the mountain. This monastery is in a village easily reachable from the main road, an arch will mark where to turn on the right coming from Benzilan (at about...More

Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This temple is quite popular, so get there early at around 9:00am to avoid the crowds. The temple is at approximately 3300m so make sure you get used to the high altitude as there are quite a few flights of stairs. There are many small...More

1  Thank terrycwou
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I stopped at this place on my way from to Deqin, local driver suggested us to visit the temple. It was a very peaceful place and I enjoyed my time there. Inside there are Tibetan Buddhism statues.

1  Thank Ratchada W
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We have visited this temple a number of times mainly to see the mandalas which are incredibly beautiful. Although this temple is being renovated it is being done sensitively

Thank Kiddell
Reviewed 25 May 2016

It is not a large monastery but it is worth the visit. The best is to get the training session where the young monk learn how to handle a discussion and to impress the audience. Otherwise, the paintings are not old. It is worth also...More

Reviewed 19 November 2015

We stopped at this monastery on our drive from Benzalin to Meili lodges on the Songtsam circuit. When stopped in the mid-morning when it was very quiet, and unfortunately we didn't see too many monks. Although the monastery sight is very old, the building itself...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Built in 1667 and located in Shusong Village, 105 km from Shangri-La and 20 km from Benzilin Town, this monastery looks like it is perched on a cliff. A Tibetan monastery belonging initially to the white hat sect, Kagyugpa, it was later converted to the...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 11 September 2013

I visited Dongzhulin Monastery three times, Dongzhulin monastery is on the way from Shangri-la to Deqing County and nearby the first bend of Jinshajiang River (upper ranch of Yangtze River). At the beginning or middle of the month, you will see local people coming to...More

Thank Billy Z
Reviewed 15 May 2013

We visited the Dongzhulin Temple one afternoon in April from our boutique lodge outside Benzilan. The temple is spectacularly sited, perched nearly on the edge of a cliff -- like the monastery/ harem in the Powell/ Pressburger movie 'Black Narcissus. You enter through a big,...More

Thank Madmonk_13
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Well. I have seen loads of buddhist temples in China, Tibet and Bhutan. This one is more like the Bhutanese ones, like a fortress commanding the hillside. It had the most amazing butter ornaments i've ever seen at the main altar. Unfortunately no photographing inside...More

Thank nothe2le
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