The scale of La Pu Lang Temple is huge. If it takes a day to turn it all down, I take a quick swim with spots and faces, which takes two hours. 1. Drive the car to the parking lot halfway up the hill, or take a taxi from Xiahe County. Then climb up the hillside opposite the parking lot and have a good view of the Gongtang Pagoda and the whole temple area. 2. Go directly to Gongtang Pagoda after going down the hill, 20 yuan ticket. Up the pagoda, look around, down the pagoda to take pictures. 3. Put your car in the parking area in front of the temple or in the parking area of the tourist center. Walk through the first half of each main street in turn. Each Avenue enters several hundred meters and sees the interesting temple not reluctantly, and then marches to another place. In this way, we can almost see it. There are three reasons for my visit: 3,000 meters above sea level, wheezing on foot; worrying about Gao Bin's return to Lanzhou for accommodation that day; and then, quite a lot of places can only be seen, not photographed, Tibetans care very much. Since you can only take pictures far away, why bother to get closer? Anyway, the La Pu Lang Temple is worth visiting. It's spectacular. Chartered commuting from Lanzhou is expensive but worthwhile. After all, it's only once in a lifetime.
Labrang Temple is located in the west of Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Its original name is Gadan Xia Zhu Da Ji Yi Su Qi Belang. It is famous for one of the six monasteries of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism in China. It is abbreviated as Zaxi Qi Temple, commonly known as Labrang Temple. Labrang Temple was founded by the first Jiamu Sample Awang Songzhe Master in the forty-eighth year of Kangxi (1709). In the fifty-third year of Kangxi (1714), the "Lazhang" (Jiamu-like Buddhist Palace) was established. The "Lazhang" sound changed to "Labrang", meaning the highest living Buddhist palace in the monastery. Labrang Temple has a rich origin and is known as the world's Tibetan Academy. During its heyday, there were more than 4000 monks. Labrang Monastery, known as 108 monasteries in history, is the center of politics and religion in Gannan region. Labrang Monastery retains the best teaching system of Tibetan Buddhism in the country. Labrang Temple is a large-scale temple with large palaces and temples. The architectural style is rough and generous, simple and elegant. Although it is a brick and wood structure, it is strong and durable. On the top of the large Buddhist temple, there are copper gold Dharma wheel, Yin and Yang beasts, vases, winners, lions and so on. Some of the halls have copper tiles and green glazed tiles on their roofs. The whole complex is magnificent, magnificent and magnificent, with typical Tibetan style. The hillside opposite the river on the south side of the Labrang Temple is near the Buddhist terrace, which is the best place to take a panoramic view of the Labrang Temple.
The name of Labrang Monastery is interpreted as a monastery, or rather the largest Tibetan institution in the world, where more than 3,000 monks are currently studying. It is not to be missed to distinguish and recite sutras in the temple at six o'clock every evening. Discrimination of scriptures is a form of learning scriptures by monks. Through questions, answers and debates, monks finally get a correct understanding of the scriptures. It is a way to get a better understanding of the Labrang Monastery. After discerning the passage, the Scriptures are recited, led by the elder monks. At eight o'clock in the morning, there was only chanting, not distinguishing. But in the morning, there will be many local Tibetans going to the temple to transfer sutras and kowtow their heads, so if you want to experience the original Labrang temple, you might as well get up a little earlier and go in. The sun-drying terrace opposite the temple is the best place to take a panoramic view of the Labrang Temple, and the morning is Shuangguang. On the main street next to Labrang Temple, there are hotels and restaurants with good conditions. They can taste the improved Tibetan food, which is more acceptable. They recommend Tibetan bags and yogurt.
At the entrance of the scenic spot, you can find the announcers in the temple, all the monks in the temple. They will lead a wave of tourists to visit the temple's institutes slowly and explain the history and story of each institute. Each college will have more time for lectures and visits. You can follow a Lama lecturer to visit each college slowly. Generally, after a lecture, a college will leave some time for visitors to visit and kneel. You can also go to the gate of each college to wait for the next lecture according to your own time. There are 48 halls in Labrang Temple. There are 6 colleges to visit. The construction of the Institute is in the same tone, with red walls, grey tiles and black window frames. Photographs are forbidden when entering the temple. The order of worship is usually clockwise. Local Tibetans who kowtow their heads can be seen everywhere in the temple. Generally, they will be on both sides of the entrance to the temple. Many of the floors in the entrance to the temple have been polished and polished. You can also find that many local Tibetans will visit the temple around the time, circle after circle. The barrels in the temple can be seen everywhere, usually clockwise. If you have time, you can go around the barrels on the side of the temple. It takes about one hour. Gongtang Pagoda is the highest point in the temple. When climbing to the top of the pagoda, you can see the whole temple. There is no fence on the top of the pagoda. You should pay attention to safety when viewing.
Driving from Lanzhou in August for more than four hours, the weather is clear, Gannan is the lowest Tibetan area in China. Little akacs skipped in the palace, and they went to the store to buy ice lollies. The water and drinks at the shop were reasonably priced; Lama was very friendly, and there were pigs walking on the doorway, sleeping dogs and cats, and they were not afraid of people. After purchasing the tickets, Lama guides showed us four halls, including medical college, historical exhibition hall, and lecture hall. Some hall managers did not come in to see the hall. The Golden Temple had to pay 20 yuan for admission tickets alone. Please be respectful of Tibetan customs and spend half a day with curiosity, courtesy and pleasure. P.S. The last one is the place where the Buddha was sunned during the Tibetan New Year (self-driving parking lot). Standing on it, you can overlook the whole area of Labrang Temple opposite you (I was not feeling well that day and did not climb up to take a complete picture).
First of all, we went by bus at Lanzhou South Bus Station. There are three buses in the morning, one at 2 p.m. and one at 3 p.m. It's 74.5 yuan, three hours'journey. During the journey through Linxia, each village has a mosque, and then go into Tibet, see the colorful wind and horse flag began to excite. After arriving at Xiahe Station, I stayed in Qinglu, but friends who went in winter and spring should pay attention to the fact that Xiahe is very cold in winter, and Qinglu without heating will be very cold. The next morning, you can walk to Labrang Temple. Labrang Monastery is very big and has many long corridors. The worshippers of Tibetans are very pious. They kowtow a lot and look hard. I feel another country. Indeed, culture is so different. Be polite when taking photos, especially when taking photos of lamas.
Starting from Xining at 10 a.m., after entering the highway, we entered Haidong by S203. We traveled all the way through Gongnai Lahoya Pass and arrived at Labrang Temple in Xiahe Town at 4 p.m. Because of the time, I just walked around the Labrang Monastery at will, visited it briefly, caught up with the medical school and had some activities. After that, I went back to the hotel for a rest. The next morning at 9 a.m., I came to Labrang Monastery again. The ticket was 40 yuan per person. The monks led me and gave me a lecture. After the visit, I waited for 11:30 to hear the lectures of the College. The battle was very big and worth watching.
The second time I came to Lapuleng Temple, compared with five years ago, the road in front of the temple has been paved very flat and easy to walk. Here's the longest warp-turning cylinder. It's getting sour after less than half of the turning. If La Pu Lang Temple wants to enter the temple, it needs to buy 40 yuan of admission tickets. If it wants to pay tribute to Tang Pagoda, it also needs to buy 20 yuan of admission tickets. Because of the relationship between time and physical strength, we did not climb the Buddhist terrace. Next time we want to climb it. It is said that we can take a panoramic view of the temple.
Labulang Monastery is the world's tallest Tibetan College. There are more monk districts than other monasteries. Believers and monks live together here. The longest turning road in the world can feel the power of faith better. Labulang Monastery does not need to buy tickets, only to visit the temple to buy tickets, there are monks to explain to you. Gongtang Buddhist Pagoda needs to buy 20 yuan tickets alone. It is the tallest building in Labulang Temple and is worth visiting.
Labrang Temple is located in Xiahe County, Gannan District, and is one of the six major monasteries of Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is a magnificent representative of the monasteries in Gannan District. It occupies a large area and has a history of more than 300 years. The murals, Buddha statues and butter flowers here are very beautiful. It is worth visiting slowly. It can walk for 3-4 hours. After visiting, you can go to Mayoubu. Eat a bowl of beef noodles, super enjoyment~