Sangke Grassland

Sangke Grassland is located14 km west of Xiahe with elevation of 3,000 meters above the sea level and covers an area of 70 square km. It is famous for its pasture and frequent Buddhist ceremonies. There are total around 4000 families living in Sangke Grassland as a nomad.
The pasture land named after the summer blooming Sangke flowers. TheDaxiaRivertwists through grass and earth like an undulating silk belt with thousands of sheeps, cows, and yaks.
The scenery is great with blue sky and vast grassland with mountain in distance. There you will have a chance to taste Tibetan food and learn about their culture. You can travel around the pasture land by horse or by bicycle. It is also possible for you to stay overnight with a local family or rent a tent.

Labrang Monastery

Labrang Monastery is home to the largest number of monks outside of Tibet Autonomous Region, and one of the six famous Tibetan Buddhism monasteries of the Yellow Hat institure of Tibetan Buddhasm.
Labrang was founded in 1709 and was the last of 6 great Tibetan monasteries to be built. Today it has around 1800 monks. It is located at the foot of Phoenix Mountain. Labrang meaning in Tibetan language is “place where the Buddhist Palace stands”.
It is also great place to see different Buddhist status, murals, and sutras. It is also combination of temples, institutes and accommodations. It has 500 bedrooms accommodation for monks to live, 18 halls, 6 Buddhist institutes for learning which offers Esoteric Buddhism, medicine and astrology. The monastery holds over 60,000 Tibetan sutras and thousands of rare Buddhist relics.  It has over 300 years of history.
Labrang Monastery holds seven large scales summon ceremonies each year. Among which the summons ceremony first of lunar month and Buddhist doctrine explaining ritual in the seventh lunar month are the biggest ones.