Photos of the Ganden Sumtseling Gompa Tibetan Buddhist temple and the old town of Zhongdian. Zhongdian, which the local Tibetans call Gyeltang or Gyalthang, lies at 3200m above the sea level in a large valley. Here a Tibetan minority lives.
This gallery contains no photos of modern Zhongdian, as the modern town is a simply a "boom town" mix of modern buildings and shopping complexes.

01 Ganden Sumtseling Gompa and old town 02 Ganden Sumtseling Gompa buddhist monastery 03 Entrance 04 Roof detail
05 Buddhist Tibetan monastery 06 Decorated gate 07 Temple front view 08 Temple front view 09 Temple front view
10 Temple facade detail 11 Temple front view 12 Side view 13 Side view 14 Interior court with frescoes
15 Lion statue 16 Stairs and gate
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