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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  • The only reason to come to this town is to visit the Monastery, which is pretty interesting, but not that special.  more »
  • It's a bit tricky to get to Xiahe, with only a bus service connecting either Lanzhou or Xining about 4-5 hours away. Yet it's well worth coming to see the monastery on the edge of Tibet. The monastery...  more »
  • Impressive to see how people give anything to easy to life! What a rest! Very good guide! Not profitable set! Definitely worthy of a visit!
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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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