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On this floor the statues of the Kadampa, Gelukpa and Skayapa sect are to be found.
On the left hand side, there are different generations of Buddha Xiaertsang, who was considered to be the manifestation of the second Milarepa. Together with Xiaertsang, it is different generations of Saichi, the monastic authority of Tsoe Monastery and different generations of Saitsang, the disciple of Jiameyang.
In the center:
?ŸThe statue of Atisha (982-1054) is located in the middle and he is founder of the Kadampa sect.
?ŸMaster Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) was founder of the Gelukpa sect.
?ŸThe 5 masters of the Sakyapa sect are displayed.
Written Oct 9, 2005
The central Buddha on the first floor is the Future Maitreya. He is the future Buddha of the Buddhas of the past, present and future.
On the left hand side, the statues represent people who were of great benefit for the Tibetan community and made great achievements.
Written Oct 9, 2005
It was first built in 1777, the forty second year of Qian Long in Qing dynasty. The original was destroyed in the Institutional Revolution and the existent architecture was rebuilt in May in 1988 what was spend 4 years. It belongs to Geju faction in Tibetan Buddha and is one of the most lamasery in Anduo Tibetan area.
The building own nine floors what are used to sacrifice Buddha of Mi La Ri Ba and his disciples. There are 1720 Figure of Buddha including Jn Gang and four secret Cheng as Bodhisattva. Imaging the content of Tibetan Buddha, the painting are large and very fancy what stand for the painting level own a high value in Art.
Written Mar 17, 2005
Address: He Zuo, Gannan, Gansu
Langmusi is a little Tibetan village with only mud streets and surrounded by breath-taking mountains.
Mostachioed Tibetan men with wild hair, mod-1970s sun shades, yak-coats with faux leopard, tiger or zebra-printed material on the inside walk around or ride on their motor-cycles, looking like thugs but they are oh-so-friendly.
There are two Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in this village. I was with a friend and we spent our days lusting after the handsome and hunky monks.
One temple holds the UNDECOMPOSED body of a Lama who died in 1800s. The 11th reincarnation of this Lama is now residing in India.
SKY BURIALS (where dead bodies are brought to a hill, carved open for the vultures to tear open the meat) are still practised here.
The tiny village has an amazing atmosphere.
Written Dec 4, 2003
There are many buses from Xiahe to Hezuo in the morning. However, if you want to continue east from Hezuo, you should catch the earliest buses from Xiahe, otherwise you will be stuck here for another day while you wait for the next morning's bus. The ride from Xiahe took a little over an hour, so if you left at 8am, you should be able to catch the connecting bus to Ming Xian at 1030am or so. There's nothing special about the destinations east of Hezuo but it does give you a good look at the Southern Gansu countryside, along with a walled city (Xing Cheng). Most travelers tend to continue south into Sichuan.
Written Dec 24, 2006
These are our bus from Xiahe to Hezuo. The bus goes from Xiahe to Luqu as well. Very cheap bus fares, don't worry but they always take up to 40 passengers in a bus of maximum 25. We had to squeeze like pigs in cage with those male Chinese smoking and spitting in loud voice. They are decent citizens but simply love spitting on buses and smoking especialy when all windows are shut.
Written Jul 17, 2004
Gansu Province, where Langmusi is located, is the troublesome province that has a rule that all foreigners must purchase bus 'insurance' to travel on buses within the province.
This came about because years ago, a tourist died in a road accident in Gansu and his family sued the bus company.
So, while tourists are made to purchase the bus 'insurance' of around Y40, it actually appears to be more like an INDEMNITY against the bus companies for with this 'insurance', tourists CANNOT sue the bus companies in the event of an accident.
If you try and buy bus-tickets from ticket-windows, the ticket sellers may actually refuse to sell you the tickets if you fail to produce the insurance and if you refuse to pay for the insurance.
Sometimes, they just jack the price up to more than double before selling you the tickets.
If you are up for it, try and stand outside the bus-station and wave the bus down after it has pulled out of the bus-station. However, buses can be pretty packed by then.
Written Dec 4, 2003