The most important Buddhist monastery outside Tibet’s capital Lhasa, Kumbum (also known in Chinese as Ta’er) in China's adjoining Qinghai province, was built in 1583 and is a spectacular repository of Tibetan art and culture as well as home to 400 monks and a destination for many thousands of pilgrims and other visitors. Covering 100 acres, with more than 9,000 rooms, it offers… keep reading

 

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