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Labrang Monastery

Labrang Monastery

Tour Code : C2081
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City / Province : Gansu (Lanzhou Dunhuang)
Built in : Qing Dynasty


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.

Labrang Monastery

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.

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