Ganden Sumtseling Monastery in Shangri-La

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  • Visit the largest Tibetan Monastary in Yunnan, also known as the Songzanlin Monastary
  • Get to know one of the most famous monastaries in the Kang region
  • See the traditional architecture of the structure, a faithful imitation of the grand Potala Palace in Lhasa
  • Discover the rich treasures in the temple, reputed as the Tibetan Art Museum for its vast collection

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The Ganden Sumtseling Monastery is known to many in a number of different ways. Also called the Songzanlin Monastery, the old temple is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan Province. Built in a traditional style close to that of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, this "Little Potala Palace" is situated at the foot of the Foping Hill. Climb 146 steps from the entrance and you'll find yourself in the magnificent main hall, decorated with murals that depict Buddhist tales and legends. Not only is the temple beautifully built, but also houses a collection of treasures from statues of Buddha to golden lamps, liturgical Tibetan readings and more. Learn more about the Tibetan and Han nationalities as you make your way throughout the three grand structures of the monastery and feel at peace amid the relaxing and religious atmosphere of the temples.

Ganden Sumtseling Monastery Songzanlin Monastery
Travel to the foot of Fotong Hill, where the famous Ganden Sumtseling Monastery stands
Ganden Sumtseling Monastery Songzanlin Monastery
Also known as the Songzanlin Monastery, the grand structure is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastary
Ganden Sumtseling Monastery Songzanlin Monastery
The monastary takes its architectural style from the Potala Palace, located in a valley in the Himalayas
Ganden Sumtseling Monastery Songzanlin Monastery
Observe the exquisite traditional structures that reflect the culture of the Tibetan community
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Additional Information:

  • Adult ticket: Age 18-60
  • Only Adult Rate tickets are currently available
  • If you need to buy tickets for children/seniors, please purchase tickets on the spot
  • Please note: As this is a religious site, women are not allowed to wear shorts or other revealing clothing when entering the monestary. Please dress appropriately
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  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified
  • You must redeem this voucher for your entry ticket

Redemption Information:

  • Location: Ticket Office of Songzanlin Monastery (香格里拉市建塘镇尼旺路下段松赞林寺景区网络售票处左后边取票点)
  • Redemption time: 8:00am-4:00pm, daily

Opening Hours:

  • 8:00am-5:00pm, daily


  • Songzanlin Monastery, Niwang Road, Jiantang Town, Shangri-La City (迪庆藏族自治州香格里拉市建塘镇尼旺路松赞林寺景区)

How To Get There:

  • Take bus line No.3 from Shangri-La County to the scenic spot directly
  • Take a taxi from Shangri-La County, it will cost about CNY20-25
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (2) 5.0
  • dong 18 Jan 2018
    Temple is very unique, called the Little Potala Palace, worth a visit.
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  • dong 15 Jan 2018
    Easy to order online, and the price concessions, convenient ticketing, will always use klook.
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