Labrang Monastery,as one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism,is praised as "a Tibetan Buddhism university of the world".The name Labrang is from Tibetan "Lazhang"; it means a mansion of Living Buddha. In the peak age of Labrang Monastery, the number of monks is over four thousand.
The Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism and the holy place for believers to study Buddhism. the hottest period, there were over four thousand monks.
Labrang Monastery is the most typical Tibetan style. The symbols of the whole construction are the whitein the northeast and northwest. There is Wensi College, an Exoteric Buddhism college and five Esoteric Buddhism colleges in the monastery.College is the center of the monastery, also got the name of the Grand Sutra Hall. Buddha halls are located in the northwestern part around the Grand Sutra Hall. Other halls are built in a shape similar to a crescent moon, all wonderfully ornamented.
4 Days China Silk Road Tour to Lanzhou from Xian
Xi'an is popularly regarded as the starting point for ancient China Silk Road. Gain a wonderful travel experience from the exciting high-speed train ride from Xi'an to Lanzhou. Immerse yourself in Bingling Temple Grottoes, Labrang Monastery and enjoy vast green Sangke Grassland for leisure and exploring Silk Road history.
7 Days Silk Road Discovery Tour to Dunhuang Lanzhou and Xiahe
This 7 days Gansu private tour takes you to explore the Chinese section of the ancient northern Silk Road route including Dunhuang, Lanzhou and Xiahe county. Enjoy wonderful Buddhist culture and amazing grottoes, appreciate the imposing Gobi desert at Yadan National Geological Park. Experience overnight train adventure and optional camel ride on this incredible trip even learn culture and customs from visiting a local family.
7-day Silk Road Budget Tour Covering Lanzhou Jiayuguan Dunhuang
Explore the oasis cities including Lanzhou, Dunhuang and Jiayuguan on the ancient Silk Road. Marvel at the superb carving arts of Bingling Temple Grottoes, Mogao Grottoes and Wei Jin Mural Tombs, experiencing Tibetan Buddhism from Labrang Monastery; Venture into the magnificent Jiayuguan Pass and Overhanging Great Wall; Seeking fun from Singing Sand Dune and Sangke Grassland. The experience of taking the overnight train from Lanzhou to Jiayuguan. The Silk-Road trip reminds you of the past historical commercial path which once brought glory to China thousands of years ago.
Answers to questions
Labrang Monastery Photos