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“Unusual tample”
Review of Dongzhulin Temple

Dongzhulin Temple
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
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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 to climb in the upper floors and look at the various statues. Nice view on the valley

Thank DANIEL L
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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 is relatively new. The monks gave us cans of Red Bull as a sacred offering .... apparently a favorite drink of monks to keep them awake during chanting.

Thank Jeff L
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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 yellow hat sect or Gelugpa. There is a small entrance fee charged. We were really excited to visit and we had read up a lot about this monastery orior to our visit. We went in the afternoon and it was deserted. There is a center court and three buildings surround it. Shoes have to be removed before entry into the main assembly hall. Beautiful statues, tankas and paintings adorn the walls. What spoiled our visit was a lama, noticing the camera hang around my neck, shouted loudly and rudely at me in the sanctity and stillness of the prayer hall to say that photography is not allowed. He clearly startled us. No awareness on his part as I was not even using my camera. We had travelled so far to visit this monastery and felt sad that this left a lasting bad taste in our mouth. We will not be back.

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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 preach at the monastery. Comparing to Songzanlin monastery in Shangri-la, Dongzhulin is more interesting and few tourists.

Thank Billy Z
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