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Wudangzhao Monastery

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Introduction to Wudangzhao Monsastery (五当召)

Wudangzhao Monastery is located 70 kilometers northeast of Baotou city and gained its name due to its location in Wudang Alley. The monastery is said to be the largest and best preserved Lama monastery in Inner Mongolia which dates back to the Qing Dynasty. Built in 1749 the outer architecture was modeled upon Tashilhunpo Lamasery of Shigatse in Tibet. 

Wudangzhao Lamasery once had over 1,200 resident monks during its prime time, however, over the years, the number of monks have decreased dramatically. The lamasery covers a total area of approximately 50 acres. In There are a total of 6 halls, of all the halls the Sugabi Prayer Hall being the most intricate with the most detail. There are a range of Buddhist art such as sculptures made of copper, wood, silver and gold. 

Each year on the 21st of the third month of the Lunar Calendar, there is a sacrificial ceremony hosted at Wudangzhao. During the ceremony worshippers gather together to burn incense and present their sacrificial offerings. Once the ceremony is over, there is horse riding, archery and wrestling events. 

   
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Location

Shiguai District, Baotao

   
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Travel Information

Opening Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Admission: 60 Yuan/Person

   
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Main Sights

Sugabi Prayer Hall, Dongkuo'er Hall, Queyiri Hall, Dangge Xide Hall, Ahui Hall and Ribenlun Hall

   
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Transportation 

1. Take regular buses at the square in front of East Long-Distance Bus Station. .

   
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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting during Golden Week and summer holidays.

   
   

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