Labrang Hotel

Address: No.70 Laizhou Cun, Xiahe, Gansu, 747100, China | Hotel
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This hotel is located on No.70 Laizhou Cun, Xiahe.
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    Travel Blogs from Xiahe

    Day 32-33: Xiahe, China

    A travel blog entry by colesy4 on Aug 26, 2015

    9 photos

    I had very few preconceptions of what we would experience when we left Xi'an. All I knew was that we would be leaving the Han dominated regions that we had spent the last month visiting and would start seeing more and more influence from other cultures - as well as changes in the physical environment. I had expected this process to be gradual - in fact one of my main hopes for the trip was to be able to plot this cultural shift. What I hadn't expected was that we ...

    Labrang monastery + inner kora

    A travel blog entry by campy on Jul 16, 2015

    37 photos

    Xiahe is a small town 3 hours from Lanzhou, famous for the Labrang monastery. I have never seen a monastery like this, it's more like a gated village that has many different small temples inside. Besides the temples for prayer there are also universities; for Tibetan medicine, philosophy, and one other I can't remember, probably just Buddhism related stuff. To become a monk requires at least 20 years of study in ...

    Labrang monastery - outer kora

    A travel blog entry by campy on Jul 16, 2015

    13 photos

    ... Our monk tour guide said "Monk no easy! Become monk more difficult than soldier!"
    Outside the monastery is a pilgrimage path, known as the kora. There is an inner kora and an outer kora. The inner kora is literally the other side of the wall that has prayer wheels going all around the complex. After dinner I did the entire inner kora and spun every single prayer wheel, even the large bronze ones that cost extra to ...

    Xiahe town

    A travel blog entry by campy on Jul 16, 2015

    16 photos

    ... When I finished the inner kora, I came back and saw a beautiful black goat at my guesthouse. I go a little closer to say hi, and the Chinese guy next to me stops me and gives me the body language saying hey man he has horns and he will use them. Then another goat came by and I put my hand out and he came right over and started licking it and nuzzling against me like a dog. Then he started jumping on me like a dog...just ...


    A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Aug 31, 2014

    19 photos

    This morning we hit the road again and the temperature has definitely cooled down. I wore a tank top and shorts but on the bus I had to add a sweater and throw a blanket over my legs. I thought it might just have been on the bus but when we stopped for a bathroom break it was quite cool outside. Since they did construction all night at the building next door, I didn't sleep well so I ...

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