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Located 280 km south of Lanzhou in Xiahe county, Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelukpa (Yellow Hat) Sect. The monastery was founded in 1709 (during the reign of Emperor Kangxi of Qing Dynasty(1644-1911)) by the monk E’Ang Zonghe, the first generation living Buddha, or Jiemuyang. It is Tibetan Buddhism’s most important monastery town outside Tibet.

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