📍Sumtseling Tibetan Monastery, Yunnan🇨🇳
We spend an afternoon exploring this incredible monastery located just outside Shangri-la city. Referred to as the "Little Potala Palace" (the one in Lhasa, Tibet), this monastery dates back to 1679 and accommodated 2000 monks at its peak.
700 monks still live on the premises - in fact the houses at the foreground are all for living in and the buildings on the top with gilded copper roof are temples. We saw some monks practicing a dance together, seemingly preparing for some kind of event.