The monastery, in Chamdo Town, was founded in 1444 by one of Tsong Khapa's disciples. The monastery has usually kept a close relationship with past Chinese governments. It still has a brass seal granted to its abbot
Pilgrims continuously circumambulate the walled compound and it's worth following them on at least one circuit. Behind the monastery, to the north of town, trails lead up to a sky burial site.
The monastery is on a hilltop. Enter it from east side and a paved road leads up from the town below. Visit the impressive Tseni Dukhang and the old Khampa weaponry. Back outside, the monastery's enormous kitchen is well worth a look, but only men cna go inside. And the main assembly hall dukhang is particularly impressive, especially when it is packed with hundreds of murmuring monks.
There is no admission fee to enter Jampaling Monastery.