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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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  • We stayed in labrang and went in to the monastery or sacret walks every day. The complex and surrounding area is a bit of a building site as most of China is currently but the main temples are open to...  more »
  • Labrang Monastery, located in the semi autonomous region of rural Gansu Province, is a spiritual Buddhist experience not to be missed. My wife and I visited Labrang as individual travelers. and enjoye...  more »
  • I participated in an international medical mission in Linxia and we visited Labrang Monastery on our team outing day. It was fantastic. The complex is huge and I've never seen so many monks in one pla...  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
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