• Address: 甘南藏族自治州夏河县城西
• Tel: 0941-7182666
• Recommended Visiting Time:half Day
• Tickets 40 CNY p/p
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GanSu XiaHe Labrang Monastery
Labrang Monastery is one of the six major temples of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is the most famous Tibetan college in the world and has the most complete teaching system of Tibetan Buddhism in China. The temple is a large-scale temple with a magnificent temple complex, enshrining countless giant Buddha statues and various exquisite sculptures, murals and instruments.
The long corridor of the Labrang Monastery is also rare in the world. There are more than 2,000 prayer cylinders, and it takes at least one hour to transfer each prayer cylinder.
In the southwest corner of Labrang Monastery, there is an ancient wooden bridge that crosses the Xiahe River and crosses the bridge to the mountain. Standing on the sunbathing platform, you can see the panoramic view of the Labrang Monastery.
The general way to visit Labrang Monastery is to circle the temple clockwise. This is also the pilgrimage ceremony of Tibetan Buddhism.Opening Time: 8:00~18:00
GanSu XiaHe Labrang Monastery Photo
- Labrang Monastery is one of the six Buddhist monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism, retaining the best Tibetan Buddhist teaching system in the country. It is located in the western suburb of Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, at the foot of Fengling Mountain. National key units.
- There are more than 10,000 pieces of ethnic cultural relics and Buddhist art in the Labrang Monastery. The architectural style of the temple is rough and elegant, simple and elegant; there are many kinds of Buddha statues, ancient books and murals in the temple. The surrounding scenic spots are dominated by Gannan, and the magical and beautiful mountains and rivers and the rich Tibetan customs make the Labrang Monastery more mysterious.
GanSu XiaHe Labrang MonasteryThe entire Labrang Monastery has more than 90 temples and nearly 10,000 houses.
There are about six or seven temples in Labrang Monastery that are open for visits, but they are all checked in. Only the butter flower showroom is allowed to take pictures. And we only opened four seats this time, and the other two were not open for the time.
The temple is quiet, empty, and there are no birds and lamas. The world has entered a virtual dreamland, rough and generous, simple and elegant architecture. The top of the temple has copper and gold rounds, yin and yang beasts, aquarius, and Shengzhu. Lions and so on. The roof of some halls has enamel copper tiles and green glazed tiles. The entire Labrang Monastery has more than 90 temples and nearly 10,000 houses.
- Covering an area of about 860,000 square meters, it has six colleges. Every day, there are many lamas who have morning classes and evening classes. The temples are large and there are many small roads.
- From the temple’s prayer gallery, you can go to the hillside and see the temple panorama.
- The Labrang Monastery is the only temple that is not under the control of the government. There are more than 140 living Buddhas in the world.
- In the area of Labrang Monastery, people other than the monks are not allowed to live, including tourists and believers. All believers can practice in the temple. Practice for fifteen to twenty years. Only qualified to go to the main hall to recite the scriptures, the monks here usually go to other temples as abbots.
GanSu Labrang Monastery Travel Guide
- Photographs are forbidden in the main hall. It is also necessary to remove the hat and sunglasses when entering the hall.
- The management of Labrang Monastery is entirely autonomous by the Lama, collecting tickets and explaining no charge.
- If you buy a ticket, you will have a monk to lead the way and have a fixed tour route.
- Going to the longest prayer wheel corridor in the world, it takes about 2 hours to complete a complete turn. It must be noted that the transfer is directional, only clockwise, don’t turn around
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How to get to Labrang Monastery from LanZhou
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