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Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si), Xiahe County

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 150 reviews on the web
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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  • Very impressive lively religious centre which gives an insight into Buddhism and members of other religions.
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  • Take the time to walk along the buildings, take the tour with the monk guide, despite it feeling rushed, and walk along the outer prayer wheels with the locals. Near the end there is a hill, climb it ...  read more »
  • Our timing was unfortunate: the monastery is currently (mid-September 2016) a construction site, with every street either dug up or piled high with rubble. Half the prayer wheels have been removed for...  read more »
  • Colourful...photogenic...mysterious...awesome
  • not bad
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  • Nice for its size, but very Tatty. Much more interesting than the town and the mountains around.
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  • Good
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