labrang monastery

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The Labrang Monastery is one of the 6 great monasteries of the Gelukpa (Yellow Hat) sect. The monastery was founded in 1709 by the first Jamyang Zhaypa. and had relative peace until the 1920s when the Muslims and Tibetans had numerous battles around the region and again during the cultural revolution.
Labrang was also a gathering point for numerous annual religious festivals, supported an active regional marketplace.

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