Black and white photograph of two-story, pagoda-roofed building featuring colonnades on both levels

Facade of the main assembly hall of Shara Süme, “Yellow Monastery,” imperial monastery built on the same model as Amarbayasgalant Khiid (1727–1736)

Dolonnuur, Inner Mongolia

1727–1731, partially destroyed by Russian troops in 1945

Lei Jinyu, architect (1659–1729)

Photo Credit
image after Isabelle Charleux, "Qing Imperial Mandalic Architecture for Gelugpa Pontiffs between Beijing, Inner Mongolia and Amdo," 12, fig. 7

Object Essay