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Ta'er Monastery

No.3 Jinta Road, Huangzhong County 811606, China
+86 971 223 2357
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Tibetan Buddhist Temple near Xining

This is one of the 'must see' places near Xining. One can see some remaining traditions of Tibetan... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Seoul, South Korea
Attractive monastery popular with tourists

I enjoyed seeing this attractive, popular monastery. There is an entrance charge. I was wearing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruth C
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
No.3 Jinta Road, Huangzhong County 811606, China
+86 971 223 2357

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the 'must see' places near Xining. One can see some remaining traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. From the parking area, you have to take escalators to reach the commercial area. From there, you need to take a shuttle bus to the temple....More

Thank HCheong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed seeing this attractive, popular monastery. There is an entrance charge. I was wearing mid-thigh shorts and advised I should have my knees and shoulders covered out of respect although it was too late then to change and I was still allowed in. However,...More

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to other monasteries in Tibet, I think you can avoid this one. It is a monastery for tourists. There are a dozen small buildings/temples inside but it lacks authenticity. You can see a few tibetans coming to pray, but you'll especially hear...More

Thank Flo1986
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Came by this Monastary this afternoon. It is supposed to be the biggest monastary in the Xining area. Fascinating and educational visit for me.

Thank David A
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful monastery about 26 km from Xining, one of the largest in China. Beautiful restored temples---the yak butter sculptures are very unique. It will take about a half day to drive there & tour the grounds. Very popular with Chinese tourists &...More

Thank Patty6-13
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The place is interesting, you see not one, nor two, but nine or ten temples. Some of them 500 year old, other 50, other 5. Major difference was in the state of wood carvings, in new temples they are new, in old temples they are...More

Thank cgriell
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We went there not really knowing what to expect, other than that it was a required destination for travelers to our city. We spent most of the day there and were not disappointed.

Thank AubreyDella
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I was in Xining to take the train to Lasha and I had a guided tour of the monastery. This was certainly worth doing. It was very useful and informative having an English-speaking guide and I think it would be very difficult to get to...More

Thank Gordonnomad
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I been for just 4 days to Xining and visit the Ta'er Monastery. Very interesting place with an lot of old buildings, interesting to see how they live or lived there. Everywhere beautiful architecture and interesting ancient practice or ancient customs. Its worst to visit...More

Thank Uwe T
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Founded by the Head of "Yellow Hats", is is sprawled over a big area, only some of which available to tourists. Still building more temples, think it may have had a rough time in 1970s? From our guide we gathered this monastery is more like...More

Thank Margot P
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