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Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si)

Lapuleng Town, Xiahe County 747100, China
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Appealing experience

Reading about this monastery we started living that experience, mixed of a special kind of chinese... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paolo P
Florence, Italy
English tours of important monastery

This is one of the most important monasteries in Buddhism. It is really large with around monks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruth C
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Reading about this monastery we started living that experience, mixed of a special kind of chinese people, spiritual environment, mountain altitude. The monastery looks like a town, with many holy buildings -some of them visitable -and several private houses. It is suggested to join the...More

Thank Paolo P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most important monasteries in Buddhism. It is really large with around monks living there. To visit you must buy a ticket. You can walk around the grounds and see the cat monastery, which is like a small town. To see...More

1  Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a lot of monks in this town and only a couple of them speak English. One of them was our guide and for 40rmb he showed us around the place. However, he had clearly not been to charm school and the small group...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is only one monk who speaks English well enough to guide tours, at 10 and 3 every day, and he is a little grumpy about it. However he will answer every question you have and give some wonderful insights to life at Labrang. Do...More

Thank bean802
Reviewed 5 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

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17 July 2017|
Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. We only visited the monastery mid-afternoon.
5 November 2016|
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
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