Labrang Monastery

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Labrang Monastery
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The monastery has six highly respected Buddhist colleges, each with a special focus (including medicine).


Labrang houses 60,000 Buddhist sutras and learned books.


Labrang Monastery is on the north eastern edge of the vast Tibetan Plateau. It sits approximately 3,000 meters (about 10,000 feet) above sea level.

Surrounding pathway

Labrang is ringed with a 3 kilometer (2 mile) long covered pathway outfitted with prayer wheels (which pilgrims spin as they walk the circuit).

Labrang's other name

The Monastery is sometimes referred to as the Labuling Monastery.

Nearest town and city

Labrang Monastery is just outside Xiahe, a small town that is a five hour drive from Lanzhou city, the capital of Gansu province.

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