Labrang Redrock International Youth Hostel

Address: No.253 Yagetang, Xiahe, Gansu, 747100, China | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Xiahe

Tibet... allmost!

A travel blog entry by roadthesilk on Oct 08, 2015

43 photos

... cloths and the red of the monks vests dots the whole city. The sky is incredibly blue and creates and amazing backdrop to the dry grey mountains.

The Kora is the 3 km walk that pilgrims and the monks themselves make around the monastery and we did it ourselves as a cultural experience, pushing the hundreds of prayer wheels as we went. It was a ...

Labrang Monastery, Xiahe

A travel blog entry by agbucks on Sep 02, 2014

2 comments, 7 photos

... live within a secretive monk cocoon.

*It is subsequently explained to us that often the youngest monks have been ‘adopted’ by the monastery because of family breakdown – single parents, divorce, orphans and other problems which mean that there is no one to care for them. We are assured, that if at a later stage in life, they decide to leave the monastery, they are free to do so.

*Visitors to the Monastery not ...

Sheep Jam in Qinghai

A travel blog entry by agbucks on Sep 01, 2014

1 comment, 13 photos

... dressed Tibetan men almost resemble S. American gauchos with their black boots, baggy trousers, blanket coat and wide brimmed hat.

*The Tibetan prayer flags that we see flying everywhere in high places, whether strung around stupas and temples or high up on the mountain side, are in primary colours of blue, white, red, green, yellow. Always in that order. They have Tibetan script and pictures stamped on them. Earth's 5 elements are represented : ...


A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Aug 31, 2014

19 photos

... monastery that has many prayer wheels along the way. Many people including monks were walking the path. On the hill behind the monastery were these small buildings. When we asked, we learned that they were actually study huts for the monks. Afterwards we also explored the town and the outskirts. We saw some kids playing soccer including a few in their monk robes in one of the fields. ...

Silk Road: Day Five

A travel blog entry by quirkybenny on Aug 21, 2013

2 comments, 134 photos

... but I was dying when climbing upward. My lungs struggled with the lack of oxygen. One point, Desiree and I stopped for a minute to catch our breath, but we finally made it to the first peak. It was so nice to see the views.

Following the hike, I ran into Monica and Karina. Monica took me to a Chinese fast food place, where I got a dark chicken sandwich for the picnic. While walking to the fast food place, two boys were playing ...