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. Work out when and for how long to visit Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si) and other Xiahe County attractions using our handy Xiahe County tour planner.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Gan 肅 southern Tibetan to area maximum of temple, bit in xiahe County City of West is in the China hid 傳 Buddhist grid Lu sent six bulk main temple one of, is world most famous of HID key school hospital, occupies to place big, to Tsai conditions shopping finished to spent off day of when between, Labrang Monastery/labuleng SI Southwest angle has a seat bridge, Heng across xiahe, over bridge mountain, hillside Shang can see Labrang Monastery/labuleng SI of panorama.
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  • August 5, 2017
    This is one of the most important monasteries in Buddhism. It is really large with around monks living there. To visit you must buy a ticket. You can walk around the grounds and see the cat monastery,...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    There are a lot of monks in this town and only a couple of them speak English. One of them was our guide and for 40rmb he showed us around the place. However, he had clearly not been to charm school a...  more »
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  • November 30, 2016
    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.
  • May 17, 2016
    Colourful...photogenic...mysterious...awesome
  • March 30, 2017
    great temple
  • May 24, 2016
    not bad
  • December 29, 2014
    Good

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