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Labrang Monastery
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798 Reviews
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Open Open from 8:00am-12:00am,2:00pm-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 3-4 hours
Address: Renmin E St, Xiahe Xian, Gannan Zangzuzizhizhou, Gansu Sheng, China
Phone: 0941-7121095 0941-7121128

What people are saying:

Just a tip. There is an English speaking tour guide that sets off from the tour guide office at 10.15 every day. At the moment it is free but not sure about later. having a guide makes all the difference to understand how the monastery works.overall worth a visit if in this area of Gansu or North Sichuan province, but not worth making a special trip for

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  • mshemyalnisar
    Wuhan, China

    Very big and Interesting

    It is a big monastery at the far end of Xiahe Town. As the monastery is still in use it is very well maintained but the entry ticket is a bit expensive and because of it the town is swarming with Tibe...

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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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