Gannan Tibetan Autonomous prefecture
is situated at the east edge of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The wonderful
scenery there are vast expanse of prairie, dense forest, grotesquce
stone forest and highland lakes. Ajourney to Garman is the next
best thing to a trip to Tibet, but far more easily accessible.
and pilgrims alike come here to visit the labuleng Lamasery of
Xiahe, Langmusi monastery of Luqu, Chanding and Gongba monasteries
of Zhuoni. It is a mellow, slightly backward area, with beautiful
surroundings everywhere. Southward form here lies the best way
to Jiuzhaigou of Sichuan.
Labuleng Lamasery (or Labrang Monastery) of Xiahe is in the county
town, built in 1710. It's one of the six most important leading
lamaseries of the Yellow Hat Buddhist Sect in China, largest around
Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan. It is the greatest Lamasery institute
with the richest collection of Buddhism scriptures.