Meidaizhao Lamasery is an important religious center of Baotou and a key travel spot in this area, located in Tumd Right Banner at the southern foot of Mt. Daqing, about 50 kilometers from the city of Baotou. The lamasery was first built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), being a Lamaism center in Inner Mongolia. Meidaizhao Lamasery is very important to study the history of Mongolian religion, architecture and arts in the Ming Dynasty. The layout of Meidaizhao Lamasery serves for three main purposes: temple of worshipping Buddha, royal residence, and protection from invasion. 
Meidaizhao Lamasery has unique architecture, covering an area of 40,000 square metres. It was constructed imitating the Han style architecture in Central China and combining with elements of Tibetan and Mongolian buildings. Travellers will see the Hall of Sakyamuni and there are colorful frescos vividly painted on both sides of the hall. Every year on May 13 of lunar calendar, there is a traditional Meidaizhao Temple Fair which lasts about a week’s time. People from all quarters gather here, not only for worshipping or sightseeing, but also for trading and selling local products and agricutural produce. Here are some guide information: Admission Fee: RMB30 Open hours: 8:00-18:00 Address:50km east of Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China.

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