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Champalin Monastery

One of the biggest monasteries in the U areas, it was built by Xerb Songbo, a disciple of Zonggaba, leader of the Yellow sect, in 1444. The main living Buddhas of the monastery received titles of nobility offered by the Qing imperial court.

Until today, the monastery houses a bronze seal offered by the Qing Emperor Kangxi to the living Buddha Pebala and a horizontal board with an inscription by the Qing Emperor Qianlong. Also the monastery houses many statues of Buddha, murals and Thangkas, which are of a high value for appreciation.

(Champalin Monastery is located on the Mala Hill in Qamdo County seat. It takes 20 minutes on foot.)

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