The Longguo Hall and Baoguang Hall boast elegant carvings on their ridge beams, and from these, zig-zag corridors link to the back court. Within its 51 rooms, the complex contains a series of well-preserved murals that reflect the life of the Buddhist goddess Sakyamuni. Imperial favour was also bestowed upon the temple here, and a horizontal board bearing characters written by the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Hong wu, reflects this.
How to get there: From the long-distance bus station or the railway station (see Xining Transportation), take a bus or train heading east to Ledu Town. The 80km journey will costs RMB10-20. From the town, there are minibuses (from both the train and bus stops) to the temple (around 15mins, a few RMB). A taxi ride direct to the temple from Xining should cost around RMB60 (one way).