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Kumbum Monastery Ranks National 5A Tourist Area

Date: 2012.12.14 Editor: Evelyn Shi

Kumbum Monastery in northwest China’s Qinghai province ranks as a National 5A Tourist Area, the highest honor of China’s tourist attractions, marking the monastery a Qinghai tourism name card.


National 5A Tourist Area is a national tourist spots ranking system. Now Qinghai province owns Qinghai Lake and Kumbum Monastery with 5A title.


Kumbum Monastery, also called Ta’er Monastery, lies over 25 kilometers southwest of Xining city, and is a storehouse of Tibetan culture and art, including various sculptures, statues and religious artifacts.