Xiahe is located in northeastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and Tibetans constitute the majority of the population of Xiahe. It is a great destination for hiking, with picturesque grasslands, a verdant forest, beautiful lakes, and unique Tibetan customs. Lapuleng Temple, first built in 1710, gives you a view of Tibetan Buddhism. Take one our Xiahe tours if you'd like to explore the natural beauty and cultures in Xihue.
If kindly possible, I should like to know if it is free to visit Labrang temple and to take bus to and from Xiahe: here no notice about Labrang monastery and Lonely Planet guidebook writes about restrictions to travel here for foreigners. I am an italian interested in every kind of architecture.
Greetings, Giancarlo Borluzzi - Aosta - Italy.
Dear Giancarlo Borluzzi,
There is an entrance fee of Labrang temple. There is a restriction that the foreigners can't visit there by themselves. They need to visiting with a tour guide. If you need, i can arrange a tour for you. I will send an quote to you for reference. If you have any problems, you also can contact me directly. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org Lussie Lu replied on 2012-02-06