Labrang Redrock International Youth Hostel

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

A different take on China

A travel blog entry by arhaycox16 on Jul 23, 2014

1 comment, 1 photo

... mountains here are amazing! Many people circumambulate on the path of the mountains and will say their prayers against the walls guiding the paths. Those circumambulating will wear knee and hand pads, and an apron so they will not get dirt on their clothes because they are literally lying flat on the ground. It took me around two hours to walk through the whole process and those circumambulating must take at least 10x as long because they get down on ...

Labrang Monastery - a taste of Tibet

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on May 18, 2014

14 photos

... At 10 a procession of monks emerges, and yes, they are wearing yellow hats. Our guide for this tour is a monk, who marches us round briskly - if we slow down or speed up we collide with some other tour group. He explains that we are in a centre for Buddhist learning, with 10,000 rooms and 65,000 books. The monks study various specialities: we view the faculties of Medicine and Astrology, where rows of monks are sitting on cushions reciting in unison outside shrines ...

Silk Road: Day Five

A travel blog entry by quirkybenny on Aug 21, 2013

2 comments, 134 photos

... was our tour guide. At the beginning, Justin was explaining the buildings. While he was some locals were taking pictures of us and one posed behind Justin. Another thing I noticed was that some monks had Iphones. I thought they were supposed to take a oath to live poor.

He explained each shrine in the monastery including the school of medicine and philosophy. At one shrine, the monk was about to hop on my back, but ...

Silk Road: Day Four

A travel blog entry by quirkybenny on Aug 20, 2013

63 photos

... I did not want to be rude by refusing it and it was gross.

To end the night, there was a performance by a popular local singer and other performers. They danced and sang. One point, a guy Miguel in our group made us formed two circles. One inner and one outer. We had to place our hands in the person beside us. He made us sing a French song (don't ask me why).

Meeting those Tibetan people made me happy and reminded me why I came to China.

Episode 15

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear on Sep 19, 2012

5 photos

... road so we are always passing another one. There were a few toll gates too, these tolls are mounting up at the rate of around AU$15 per day. This must prove quite expensive for the Chinese, it is for us, the bikes don’t pay, they can just ride round the gate on the bicycle track. Once when that wasn’t possible Richard didn’t get his timing right and the boom gate came done between him and his luggage behind. He had to wait for ...