ELing monastery is located about 2 kilometers to the south of Lipu County. The monastery is embraced by mountains.A river in the front, deep caves,beautiful scenic spot.It is the best attractions in the county.
ELing monastery has a very long history,which was first built in the Tang dynasty.(618 - 907 AD ). According to the historical records,one year during the 12 century there was a drought in this county,all the crops were dying,so many people have come to ELing monastery praying for rain.Miracle
appeared.Just after they finished praying the rainstorm came with thunder.The crops were saved.They got a bumper harvest that year.The story is spread till today,which make the monastery more famous.
A Maitreya Buddha statue is placed inside the monastery,he is sitting quietly with a big smile,seems to tell people to put away their worries and be happy.
ELing monastery is one of the 8 ancient attractions of Lipu county