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Labrang Monastery
拉卜楞寺

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Recommended Sightseeing Time: 3-4 hours
Address: Renmin E St, Xiahe Xian, Gannan Zangzuzizhizhou, Gansu Sheng, China
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Phone: 0941-7121095

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The longest turn-off cylinder, the outer side of Labrang Temple has the longest turn-off corridor in the world, the total length is about 2.5 km. The wall of the corridor is hung with a turn-on cylinder nearly one person high, which is said to have a scroll inside, and it turns with its hands, every turn is equivalent to reading the scriptures once, and every morning and evening, Tibetans move the cylinder clockwise along the corridor. The twirling tubes represent endless chanting, endless piety.

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Located in Gannan District's Xiahe County, Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug (Yellow) Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is large in scale and high in status. A representative example of the monasteries and temples throughout Gannan, it is a must-see for visitors to the area. It is a majestic temple complex. It offers spectacular sights while walking through and also when taking in a panoramic bird's-eye view from its highest point. The monastery is full of giant Buddha statues and various exquisite sculptures, murals and countless musical instruments. Furthermore, the long corridor of the Labrang Monastery is a sight rarely seen anywhere else in the world. This is a place where pilgrims come to accumulate merit and to pray for friends and relatives.
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