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Labrang Temple

About 260 km south of Lanzhou lies Xiahe with one of the three biggest and most important Tibetan Buddhist Temples outside of Tibet.

Labrang was founded in 1710 and had in its best times about 3000 Lamas living there. Today still many hundred Lamas live in Labrang. And during festival-times it is crowded with worshippers and tourists.

Labrang is an interesting spot to see Tibetan pilgrims in their interesting and colorful dress.

Impressive Landscape

Very impressive is also the landscape around Xiahe, the little town near the temple. The socalled graslands are more than 3000 m above sealevel. This is too high for trees. The Tibetan nomads here have their sheep and yaks on the meadows, which are full of wonderful flowers.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Impressive Tibetan Buddhist Temple
  • Cons:non
  • In a nutshell:Wonderful Landscape and Temple
  • Last visit to Xiahe: Jul 1992
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2006 at 1:22 AM

    Thanks Ulrike for unique page about Xiahe - off the beaten Chinese pathes. Beautiful pics and interesting tips! Labrang Temple and Monastery impressed me a lot... Spasibo!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2006 at 7:21 AM

    looks like i missed out on this place - great little page

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2006 at 9:30 AM

    Nice lesson on Chinese culture, Ulrike! What a wonderful opportunity you have to combine your job and your love of this country!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2006 at 11:31 AM

    What a fantastic page, good info and outstanding pictures!! That deep blue sky is out of this world!!!

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2005 at 11:48 AM

    Excellent page with a lot of information. I loved Labrang. Yes, Linxia was also interesting. Thanks for visiting my page.

  • filipdebont's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2004 at 2:52 AM

    Great Page, Ulrike, I hope to visit Labrang next summer

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2003 at 5:05 PM

    I wish I had made time to visit one of these great Monasteries!

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2003 at 9:20 AM

    If visit Labrang I would say that I am a pilgrim. It 's so good to that different thoughts of people have been living togather with any problems.

  • Guantanamera's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2003 at 10:27 PM

    Fascinating little corner of the world... Tibetan Buddhism certainly has a rich and varied history...

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2003 at 1:22 AM

    Very, very interesting area and your observations there! Love the snow leopard woman :-))). The temple and Xiahe look amazing!


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