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Songzanlin Lamasery in Shangri-La

 

Songzanlin Lamasery

Photo shows the Gedan Songzanlin Lamasery, known as a "mini-Potala Palace," in Shangri-La County, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Built in 1679 in the Qing Dynasty and covering an area of 330,000 sq m, the Songzanlin Lamasery is the largest of its kind for Tibetan Buddhism in Yunnan. It is one of Yunnan's most famous destinations for pilgrims and a popular tourist attraction.