September 11, 2016
Kumbum Monastery (Ta’er Si) lies just south of the city of Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province.
The Monastery was built in 1577 at the birthplace of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Further south, on the road to Qinghai Lake, lies a lovely scenic spot and a Tibetan version of a Petting Zoo. The official name is Sun and Moon Mountain or Sun and Moon Pass.