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Address: No.3 Jinta Road, Huangzhong County 811606, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+86 971 223 2357
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Best thing to do in Xining

I was in Xining to take the train to Lasha and I had a guided tour of the monastery. This was certainly worth doing. It was very useful and informative having an English-speaking... read more

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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Xining to take the train to Lasha and I had a guided tour of the monastery. This was certainly worth doing. It was very useful and informative having an English-speaking guide and I think it would be very difficult to get to the monastery without a car. The highlight of the monastery was the beautiful intricate yak... More 

Thank Gordonnomad
Hong Kong, China
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71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I been for just 4 days to Xining and visit the Ta'er Monastery. Very interesting place with an lot of old buildings, interesting to see how they live or lived there. Everywhere beautiful architecture and interesting ancient practice or ancient customs. Its worst to visit if you in Xining.

Thank Uwe T
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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309 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Founded by the Head of "Yellow Hats", is is sprawled over a big area, only some of which available to tourists. Still building more temples, think it may have had a rough time in 1970s? From our guide we gathered this monastery is more like a school/University where monks come from surrounding locations to learn and debate. Compared to Tibet... More 

Thank Margot P
Shanghai, China
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146 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

You could feel strong religon, faith there. a magic place. There are 10+ temples to go through. we only have 2-3 hours. not enough. Many people here are tourist, however, there are even more monks, as they love this place, all faith in it. Strongly recommend this place, but you need more time. at least 1 full day.

Thank Morgan Y
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265 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

With a limited time and gicen that I was not able to secure a bus ticket for tongren, decided to go this way. Yes, another temple, but the highlight for me was the lamas residence, simple, quiet, peaceful. The Dalai Lama studied there, so you can visit his room, inside of the residence on the top of the hill. Just... More 

Thank RoxLima
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

First and foremost you gotta have a driver and transportation to bring you there. Secondly, it helps if you speak a little Chinese. I got both, so I was there. Nice place to get a feel of monastory life and do some praying at the same time. Numerous temples housing different buddha and diety statues, it'll almost take the whole... More 

Thank gurikogen76
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81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

There is an other name called "Kumbum Monastery". First time to visit this National Monastery, you need to pay for the entrance fee. You are suggested to hire a guide tour to introduce each attraction.

Thank Niceman2005
Paris, France
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131 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

One our from Xining by car, one of holliest place . Founded by TSONGKAPA one of the main buddihst branch. Still several hundred monk and a lot of very devout and engaged pilgrims

Taipei, Taiwan
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378 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The site is not far from Xining City center: about 30 minutes by car. We took a taxi and the round trip (the driver waited outside as we visited the temple) took 180 CNY. The price could vary, depending on how you negotiate with the driver. The entrance fee was 80 CNY. There were lots of things to see here.... More 

Thank Bestlambert
Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Beautiful old buildings and active religious devotions. Some very narrow passage ways full of people were unpleasant (but fortunately most people were very polite and tolerant). I wanted to take lots more pictures, but this was banned in many indoor and some outdoor parts. (Lots of people took photos with their phones anyway.) I would have liked to photograph some... More 

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