Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si), Xiahe County

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Watch Buddhist monks in their fuchsia robes turn squeaky prayer wheels at Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si), the biggest Tibetan lamasery outside of Tibet. Apart from chapels, golden-roofed temples, and halls illuminated by yak-butter lamps, the 18th-century monastery houses a library and a printing house, as well as six monastic colleges. See lifelike Buddha statues made from precious metals, ivory, jade, sandalwood, crystal, and simple clay. Note that the only way to visit the interior of temples and colleges is to join a guided tour. Arrange your visit to Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Xiahe County using our Xiahe County online trip maker .
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  • Visiting the Labrang Monastery was the highlight of our trip. The monastery takes up a whole part of town of Xiàhé and is very impressive. While we also visited monasteries in Tibet, this one feels mu...  more »
  • They say if you can't get to Tibet, go to this monastery. It is true even if you've been- an extensive complex , this Tibetan monastery is a treat to walk around - with 4000 monks and 6 colleges, this...  more »
  • We came on a festival day and it was buzzing with locals in traditional clothes praying, donating and some just watching. It was quite a sight! There’s also an English speaking guide which starts at 1...  more »
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  • Awesome place to experience Tibetan culture and their spiritualism. Join the morning kora around the monastery, head to the small hill opposite the river to get a good view, and just wander around.
  • Colourful...photogenic...mysterious...awesome
  • great temple
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