Langba Langzeng Monastery in Markam County, Chamdo
Chinese Name: 郎巴郎增寺
English Name: Langba Langzeng Monastery in Markam County, Chamdo
Location: Located in Markam County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
About Langba Langzeng Monastery
Langba Langzeng Monastery（郎巴郎增寺）is located in Randui Village（然堆村）, Bangda Township（帮达乡）, Markam County（芒康县）, Chamdo Prefecture（昌都市）, Tibet Autonomous Region, 70 km away from the county seat. It is beside the highway to Mangcuo Lake（莽措湖）, which was built in 710 AD of Tubo era (Tang dynasty), and has 1200 years of history. The main worship Buddha here in the monastery is the Parinirvana Buddha（大日如来佛）, with the statue of Laozi（老子）and Zhuangzi（庄子）in front of it, which was carved by the craftsmen of the Tang dynasty. The sculpture is carved with fine and exquisite workmanship, with rich and vivid characters. It is a historical witness of the relationship between Tibetan and Han.
Special Holiday of Langba Langzeng Monastery
Every December 14th and January 14th of Tibetan calendar, there will hold the holiest day of Sujue（苏觉）and Mangjue（莽觉）, with endless stream of people worshipping here to pray together for a lucky and auspicious life.
The Sichuan-Tibet National Highway 318 and Yunnan-Tibet National Highway 214 converge in Mangkam County, and there are many stops on long-distance coach routes at both Mangkam and Yanjing. Transportation to the area is convenient but it’s a long journey, and a bumpy road. Hitchhiking is common in Tibet, but at a negotiated price. It is possible, but rare, to rent a car for around RMB 2.5 to 5 per km. There are about two flights to Bangda from Chengdu and Lhasa every week, depending on the (changeable) weather.
Attraction Travel Tips
- Traveling Hours: 3 hours
- Traveling Seasons: May to October.
- High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
- As there is a large temperature gap between daytime and night, it is highly recommended to take along some pieces of thermal clothing, hat, and gloves and so on.
- Please try your best to respect the religious belief and local customs.