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Gannan
Gannan
Gannan is both a holy place for Tibetan Buddhism and a paradise for backpackers. Gannan is not an abbreviation meaning Southern Gansu, but rather an administrative district—the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture—located in the southwestern part of Gansu Province. Compared with Lijiang, Fenghuang, and even Lhasa, Gannan is a place that truly showcases the real, authentic Tibetan vibrancy, as well as an area better suited to experience the Tibetan people's enthusiastic singing and hospitality. Gannan was also an important part of both the Silk Road and the Tangfan Trail.
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Labrang Monastery
4.4/5
790 Reviews
Located in Gannan District's Xiahe County, Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug (Yellow) Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is large in scale and high in status. A representative example of the monasteries and temples throughout Gannan, it is a must-see for visitors to the area. It is a majestic temple complex. It offers spectacular sights while walking through and also when taking in a panoramic bird's-eye view from its highest point. The monastery is full of giant Buddha statues and various exquisite sculptures, murals and countless musical instruments. Furthermore, the long corridor of the Labrang Monastery is a sight rarely seen anywhere else in the world. This is a place where pilgrims come to accumulate merit and to pray for friends and relatives.
Zhagana
4.4/5
522 Reviews
Village
In the Tibetan language, the word "Zhagana" means "stone box." Also known as the "Yama Temple," it is a complete city built of natural stone. The topography of the site is like a giant palace. It is said to resemble an ancient city that has been constructed entirely of rock and stone. This place can be called a natural wonder. For several centuries, this natural stone city was an important station on the edge of the ancient trade routes. Inside the stone city, there are four villages and one temple. Dongwa Village and Sangla Temple are located in the center of the stone city.
Yeliguan Forest Park
4.1/5
177 Reviews
Forest
Sangke Grassland
4.2/5
364 Reviews
Sangke Grassland is in the west of Xiahe County, south of Gansu Province. There are hills and countryside with grassland. Every summer, lush green grass and wild flowers are everywhere. When you come to the Sangke Grassland, you can rent horses and ride in the local area and experience Tibetan traditional folk customs, such as Zanba, butter tea and Guozhuang dance. In addition, every summer there are festivals, such as the Xianglang Festival, on the grassland. In the evening, herdsmen often sing together and perform the Guozhuang dance. The families you stay with often hold such activities as well. If you are lucky enough, join them to experience the joyous grassland style!

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Gannan Weather

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Today
Oct 28, 2020
-7 °
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-7-4
Tomorrow
Oct 29, 2020
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Oct 30, 2020
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Oct 31, 2020
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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Gannan
Oct 28, 2020 Gannan Weather:Sunny, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:63%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:26/18:18
Gannan Travel:Suitable, Umbrella:Not Required, UV Strength:Very Low

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