Kumbum Monastery Pictures

The Propitious Pagoda is the first scene you will see in the Ta Er Monastery. The Eight Stupas represented the eight stages of Buddha''s life.

Kumbum Monastery (Ta'er Monastery) is one of the six largest monasteries of the Yellow Hat Sect (Gelugpa Sect) of Tibetan Buddhism. In memory of the founder of the Yellow Hat Sect, Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), the pagoda was built at his birthplace, today's Huangzhong County in Xining in 1577. Later, it was a perfect complex of both the Tibet style architecture and the Han style buildings.

Attraction Intro: Kumbum Monastery
  • The Propitious Pagoda is the first scene you will see in the Ta Er Monastery. The Eight Stupas represented the eight stages of Buddha''s life.
  • A Tibetan-style gate leading to the mysterious monastery.
  • Lamas are debating at the sutra-debating hall in the monastery.
  • The characters in the splendid mural painting in the Ta'er Monastery are so lifelike and vivid.
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Asked by Mr.Sophia | Apr. 22, 2011 02:11Reply
I would like to travel to Guiyang from Xining in May, 2011. Please help me to find a cheap flight, round-way. Thank you!
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Answered by Mr.Conn | Apr. 22, 2011 03:21
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Hi, neither direct trains nor direct flights are available between the two cities. But you could make a transfer at Chongqing or Xian
Asked by Mr.Finn from GERMANY | Jul. 21, 2009 15:23Reply
Does anyone know if there are any Uyghurs in Qinghai?
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Answered by Mr.Sandy | Jul. 22, 2009 04:16
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ALmost all Uyghurs lives in Xinjiang and most are in south of Tianshan Mountains.
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