Songzanlin Monastery is a typical Lama monastery.
Located at the foot of Mt. Foping, four kilometers north of
Zhongdian County, a monastery was first built here in 1679
and has been rebuilt many times. The architectural style of
the building is a faithful imitation of the Potala Palace
in Lhasa, Tibet.
The two main halls here are surrounded by
hundreds of rooms for monks. In the main halls, three bronze
statues and beautiful color murals decorate the walls relating
to historical Buddhist events. The monastery also enshrines
Buddhist scriptures written on palm leaves used by the late
Dalai Lamas and Panchen Lamas. On November 29 of the lunar
calendar each year, the monastery becomes even more mysterious
and holy with the annual Tibetan Gedong Festival when a mask
dancing performance is held.
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tours to Shangri-La including the
visit of Songzanlin Lamasery, we also offers tailor made private
tour to Songzanlin Monastery, if you are interested in taking
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