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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
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
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
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
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
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
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