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Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si), Xiahe County

(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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Reviews
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  • There is a nice long circumambulation right around the perimeter walls, with good views down over where the path climbs slightly at the back. It is much quieter round the back of the monastery too, a ...  more »
  • Labrang is a great place if you want to experience Tibetan culture. I've been here three times and I still want to return. Sure things are changing and the place races into the 21st century, but it's ...  more »
  • Very beautiful and huge monastery, around daily prayer moment pilgrims pass drums. Inside the entrance fee, but in the evening, you can go free.
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  • 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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