The pagoda of Gongtang was not in my plan to visit, but saw so many devout people worshiping, and changed, first came to visit. The whole pagoda is still narrow, but if you're all up here, it's a good choice to feel the vista.
One of the must see attractions to visit Labrang Temple is the Pagoda of Shigongtang, although not big, but it is true that many people visiting or worshipping must come to, if you come early, you will find the entrance of the Pagoda was full of people in the morning Here to worship. Maybe that's the power of faith.
🔸The Gongtang Pagoda was first built in 1805. It was created by the famous scholar of the Labrang Monastery III, Gongtangcang·Gongqutenbei Zhongmei. The original name is "The Great Golden Pagoda", because the pagoda contains welcome guests from Nepal. The immeasurable light Buddha statue (Amitabha) that was invited is very famous. 🔸In 1806, the Emperor Jiaqing of the Qing Dynasty gave a plaque "Buddha Guangpu Zhao". After the fourth and fifth generations of Gong Tangcang spent huge sums of money and repaired several times, they reached a perfect and sacred state in the architectural and religious sense. 🔸The pagoda has gone through a hundred years of vicissitudes and was unfortunately destroyed by the "Cultural Revolution". In 1980, after the Labrang Monastery was opened to the outside world, the VI Gongtang Tangcang Tenbei Wangxu worked hard to revitalize the ancestral style, promote education and benefit the people, and worked hard. With the support of the state, overseas Chinese and religious people, in 1991 On February 8, 2008, he personally presided over the clean ground ritual and started the reconstruction. 🔸After two and a half years, in July 1993, a consecration ceremony for eternal existence was held on the special festival of Buddha Shakyamuni’s first turning of the wheel of the Dharma. 📕Gongtang Pagoda is an important place of Labrang Monastery, and it is also a main attraction for visiting Labrang Monastery. Visiting Labrang Monastery is free, and Dengongtang Pagoda requires a fee of 20 yuan. Starting from June 2020, the scenic spots in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture are free, so currently climbing the pagoda is also free.
Worth a visit. Very interesting
Everyone's life goes to see Gongtang Pagoda, the spiritual treasure house will wash away the troubles of the red dust! 【view
Preston_Dominguez: Southwest corner of Labrang Temple, Renmin East Street, Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Labrang Monastery,Gongtang Baota,Red Religion Temple,Nun Temple,Monibao Tangka Zhanlan Center