Labrang Redrock International Youth Hostel

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

The Magnificent Grasslands of China

A travel blog entry by agbucks on Sep 03, 2014

7 photos

... towns with tourist attractions. Fortunately we are staying in the old part of town, within walking distance of the monasteries. A small river flows through the town, separating the two monastery complexes and the two provinces of Gansu and Sichuan. That is why we have been confused about which province we are actually in.

*We check in to the Langmusi hotel. The foyer, out of the sun, but without heating, is distinctly chilly. Our room ...

Labrang Monastery, Xiahe

A travel blog entry by agbucks on Sep 02, 2014

2 comments, 8 photos

... But we also see young boy monks in this monastery. Not for the first time we feel very uncomfortable with concept of child monks in the 21C. We fear there may be other less holy motives for protecting life in this all male society where life revolves around prayer, religious debate and existence in a monk cocoon. It is later explained to us that often the youngest monks have been ‘adopted’ by the monastery because of family breakdown – single parents, ...


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. ...

Labrang Monastery - a taste of Tibet

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on May 18, 2014

14 photos

... entire family in their best outfits chats with friends for all the world like after a First Communion. They must be getting more from it than we can fathom. We concede that a tour round a medieval monastery - or, say, the General Assembly today - would hardly appear more spiritual to the observer, but we are not sorry to leave.

A five hour bus journey back to Lanzhou slips past surprisingly quickly in the company of our Kindles. After the fresh mountain air ...

Episode 15

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear on Sep 19, 2012

5 photos

... we should go on to our destination for the day, Qing he. This is near the Mongolian border.

This town sits in a very fertile valley and is another oasis of green surrounded by barren mountains. Quite a large river runs through the town and it must be tree watering day when we entered as all the sprinkler systems were on and the road too was awash with water. With wide tree lined streets it seems quite a pleasant place.

With a ...