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Songzanlin Monastery

Songzanlin Monastery, China

This 300-year-old monastery houses over 600 Tibetan monks and is one of the most prominent Tibetan monasteries in southwest China. It is located at about 10 mins from the town and offers great views over the valley.

You may like to continue to explore some of the fascinating surrounding Tibetan villages with your guide before returning to the town.

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Other experiences in Zhongdian

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Interior of traditional Tibetan house

    Dabao Temple Hike

    Zhongdian

    The trek begins at Ruobola Hill, heading through the forests towards Dabao. During the journey the highest sections are around 3,500 meters above sea level.