Guishan Monastery in Shangrila, Diqing

About Guishan Park

Standing on the Guishan park, you can look up to see the majestic and continuous snow mountain, and down to have a panoramic view of Shangri-la city. The park consists of the Giant Prayer Wheel, Dafo Temple(Guishan Temple), Red Army Long March Museum, Diqing History Museum, etc.

About Guishan Temple

The Guishan Temple of Tibetan Buddhism is located on the Guishan Park near the ancient city of Dukezong in Shangri-la. It was built during the reign of emperor Kangxi of the Qing dynasty. Many prayer flags around the Dafo temple are printed with scriptures and Buddha images. To those who believe in Tibetan Buddhism, the fluttering of the prayer flags in the wind is a chanting, which constantly conveys people’s wishes to the god and asks for the protection of the god. In this way, prayer flags serve as a link between god and man. The prayer flag is where the god is, and where the prayer is, which reposes the people’s good wish. The right side of the Dafo temple is the world’s largest prayer wheel and it’s a must-see attraction of Shangrila tour. It offers a wonderful vantage point for looking over the Shangrila city.