Gannan – A Dreamy Pure Land
Gannan is considered one of ten Tibetan autonomous prefectures. Situated on the northeastern fringe of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Gannan in Gansu borders Aba (Sichuan) within the south, Huangnan and Guonuo (Qinghai) within the southwest, Longnan, Dingxi and Lingxia (Gansu) within the north and east. It’s a pure and holy land within the thoughts of many travel-lovers. So I paid a go to there in the long run of 2013. After long-term and drained work, I plan to discover a place to journey. Once I watch a well-known Chinese language film, NO THIEF, a splendid Tibetan temple got here into my sight. I regarded up one thing about movie critiques and identified it’s the place Labuleng Lamasery. So I select to go to Gannan. In Gannan, I witnessed snow-caped mountains, Tibetan monasteries, prayer wheel, lamas, sika deer, and so on.. Right here you may expertise the very primitive views of life and nature. On the primary day, I took flight to Xining at midday and took bus to Tongren County. Tongren in Tibetan Language means Regong. The well-known Tibetan Regong Artwork embrace portray, sculpture, stone reducing, and so on. Within the 17th century, the then residents lived by portray and neary each household might paint. Wutunxi Monastery, positioned in Wutun Village (7 kilometer north of Tongren county), is the start place of Regong artwork. Within the monastery, you’ll find many Tangka, barbola and others. On the second day, I visited Langmusi City. A stream named Bailong River circulate by the city and separates the city into two components. The north half belongs to Luqu County, Gansu and the south is in Ruergai, Sichua. Correspondingly, Langmusi Monastery is split into two sections. Though Langmu Monastery could be very well-known at house and overseas, it’s nonetheless quiet and distinctive with out affect of contemporary components. On the third day, I visited Hezuo, Bajiao Metropolis and Xiahe. Hezuo, the federal government seat of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, comprises a number of sights. Within the eyes of many guests, it’s not price a go to, however Milariba Buddha Pavilion is essentially the most price your consideration. The 9-floored Milariba Buddha Pavillon has stunning work, statues, and others Tibetan artefacts. In case you are fortunate, one can find monks praying on the primary ground. Bajiao Metropolis, 35 kilometer north of Xiahe County, is the vital hub of transportation and navy city. On the fourth day, I visited Xiahe. Xiahe, the faith heart of the entire Gannan space, is considered “Little Tibet”. The alluring monastic city of Xiahe attracs an astonishing band of tourists. Labrang Monastery is the must-see in Xiahe. The monastery is likely one of the six main Tibetan monasteries of the Gelugpa order. The others are Ganden, Sera, Drepung monasteries close to Lhasa; Tashihunpo Monastery in Shigatse; and Kumbum close to Xining, Qinghai. I witnessed the sutra-debate within the monastery.