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This is Part III of my summer visit to the Province of Qinghai, China's 4th largest province, surrounded by the provinces of Sichuan, Gansu, Xinjiang and Tibet. In TravelBlog #131 we visited the wonderful and largest of China's lakes, known as Qinghai-lake. In TravelBlog #132 we experienced the Great Mosque of Qinghai's capital, Xining. This TravelBlog #133 takes me (and you) to the Temple complex known as the Kumbum Monastery, better known as the Ta'er Si Buddhist Temple. It is considered one of the holiest Buddhist sites in China. Parts of the Silk-road passed through this region on its way South, on its long journey toward India. The 97 photos will take you on a special journey into the hills of one of China's remote and least developed provinces, Qinghai, to the village of Lusar in ... read more
Tai'er Si Temple is a working monastery and now houses over 600 monks. There were once as many as 3,000 resident monks.
The walled temple complex is nestled into a hillside, about 20 miles from Xining, Qinghai in China.
The Great Golden Roof Hall, birthplace of Tsong Khapa, is the most important and most revered shrine in the compound.

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