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Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si): Tours & Tickets

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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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Lapuleng Town, Xiahe County 747100, China
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Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

After visiting Tongren monastery, almost alone and in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, surrounded by old buildings well renovated and peaceful monks, arriving at Labrang Monastery was a bit of a shock. Queuing, a lot of noise, hundreds or thousands of tourists only taking pictures...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Diana_Mangalagiu
Reviewed 16 July 2019

The monastery is pretty much the reason why the town exists. You can wander the monastery alone, but to understand much you should probably have a guide, the monks do short guided tours and a couple have good English. Groups can get big, but the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lI0ve2h0liday
Reviewed 1 July 2019

A breath taking experience. It is a must in the city. The paintings and art in all the monastery are just marvelous.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2019

We were told that it's a 3km walk around the outside. Inside are 6 universities with each one for a specific topic - eg Tibet traditional medicines was one that is a 15 year course! Guided tours are available but no photo's allowed inside the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lovetoootravel
Reviewed 13 June 2019

Beautiful shrines, exquisit decorations. Must see the rotating barrels. Very interesting explanations of the monk. Didn't like the monks in the big hall sitting and counting the money of the donations.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sara S
Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

Labulengsi is a relaxing respite in the middle of a busy tour of Buddhist grottoes in Gansu. Worth a 2-3 day stay to rest and recuperate. Circumambulate the monastery in the early morning at sunrise. Take the monk led tour and enjoy the coffee shop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 February 2019

One of the most authentic and working monasteries you can visit in the Tibetan areas. The tour tend to be overcrowded and there are only two English speaking monks to deal with all the foreign tourists, so groups can get really big and hard to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tenzindolma
Reviewed 17 December 2018

one of the most impressing monasteries ever visited, a lot of impressing objects to admire within, but to me the most striking one is the longest rotating praying barrels, and the long ques of colorful people rotating it on the way to the various temples...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

One of the largest and major monastery of the Galuga sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Grat and interesting experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

The Labrang Monastery rocked my perception of Tibetan Buddhism, whatever it was (I’m not sure) before I arrived in Xiahe. I explored for three days, and found, among all else, my way to the Labrang Print Shop. Thrilling for me, as an artist, for I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Jarko2015 | Reviewed this property |
It's very easy, as long as you don't mind long bus rides! The bus really is the only way to get there. Go to the bus terminal, where you can buy tickets (cash only) any time up to departure for the bus to Xiahe. If you have... More
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