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Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si)

Lapuleng Town, Xiahe County 747100, China
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Feels like Tibet

We stayed in labrang and went in to the monastery or sacret walks every day. The complex and... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
GarfieldDorset
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Dorset
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A Tibetan Buddhist Experience in the middle of China

Labrang Monastery, located in the semi autonomous region of rural Gansu Province, is a spiritual... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Jim B
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Richmond, California
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Considered one of the six great monasteries of the Gelukpa (Yellow Hat) Sect, this complex contains more than 2,000 monks in residence plus eighteen halls, six institutes of learning, a golden stupa and nearly 60,000 sutras.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Lapuleng Town, Xiahe County 747100, China
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

We stayed in labrang and went in to the monastery or sacret walks every day. The complex and surrounding area is a bit of a building site as most of China is currently but the main temples are open to visit either as part of...More

Thank GarfieldDorset
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Labrang Monastery, located in the semi autonomous region of rural Gansu Province, is a spiritual Buddhist experience not to be missed. My wife and I visited Labrang as individual travelers. and enjoyed a semi-private tour hosted by two very friendly English speaking monks. The temples...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I participated in an international medical mission in Linxia and we visited Labrang Monastery on our team outing day. It was fantastic. The complex is huge and I've never seen so many monks in one place. According to Wikipedia, Labrang Monastery is one of the...More

Thank NKyAdventurer
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Lots of activity in and around the monastery. Cute little monks making mischief. Great devotion by laypeople.

Thank peripatetic845
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Its a very special location, and seeing the monks coming toghether at 11:30, chanting and then eating is really magical. The free tour is nothing special. Make sure to walk around the complex and turn somw od those praying wheels!

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is my seventh time to visit the Labrang monastery in early October 2016. With the other six times to XiaHe county in the past years escorting tour groups for the visit. The road from Lanzhou to XiaHe is times better than before in conditions,...More

3  Thank Liu Y
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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 great place to see locals in traditional dress. If...More

Thank AmandaHuk
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

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 still more genuine than it will be in...More

Thank Razvan A
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The English tour is a bit lacking. The tour is rushed. The monk providing the tour provides information in a few terse sentences and does not take kindly to questions. He spent most of the tour I was on practicing his Hindi with an Indian...More

1  Thank MooncakeVixen
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Take the time to walk along the buildings, take the tour with the monk guide, despite it feeling rushed, and walk along the outer prayer wheels with the locals. Near the end there is a hill, climb it a bit and take in the view....More

Thank Stacia R
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fusansan
5 November 2016|
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Response from Assaf_13 | Reviewed this property |
Should be quite crowded. For the monastery it should be OK, but it's better to book accommodation in advance
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Joan H
29 September 2016|
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Response from KAsia_gierelo | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joan, when I was there, in Aug, they were mainly renovating the roads. All the buildings were available for tourists. The renovation work was absolutely not a problem. Actually it was part of the experience for me... to... More
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