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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  • This is a great Tibetan experience. It is more than worth the long travel to get there. To visit a number of buildings you have to take a tour. There are two English speaking tour leaders one good and...  more »
  • You probably need the best part of a day to do this justice! The complex is enormous with a wonderful variety of architecture, including some classic Buddhist temples. Try to find the one containing b...  more »
  • The only reason to come to this town is to visit the Monastery, which is pretty interesting, but not that special.  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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