Kumbum Monastery

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Kumbum Monastery, one of the six major temples of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, is located in Niezhong County. The whole complex cover an area of over 40 hectares, including the Large Gold Tile Hall, the Small Gold Tile Hall, the Longevity Hall, the Large Sutra Hall, the Manjusri Bodhisattva Hall, the Sakyamuni Hall, the Hall for Dharma Guardians, the Amitabha Buddha Hall, the Time Wheel Tower and the Eight Towers for the Buddha. It represents a unique combination of Tibetan and Han architectural styles. Inside the monastery there are four academies for Buddhism studies, namely, the Evident Sect, the Esoteric Sect, the Astronomic Academy and the Medical Academy.

Kumbum Monastery