Located at the southwest corner of Labrang Lamasery, Gongtang Pagoda is the place to store the statue of Amitabha, which was welcomed from Nepal.
The existed pagoda was built in 1993 with five floors and has a height of 31.33 meters. It covers an area of 2,144.16 square meters. It is composed of the pagoda spire, the base and the pagoda bottle body.
|What to See/Do:||This pagoda was initially built in 1805 and rebuilt in 1993 after its devastation in the Cultural Revolution. The pagoda base has three floors and are decorated with glazed tiles. In this magnificent pagoda over 20,000 Buddhism scriptures are also stored. On the third floor of the pagoda 1,032 copper Buddhas are housed. On the fourth floor, the inside of the pagoda bottle, the statue of Amitabha is enshrined, which is about 2 meters tall. Inside walls of the pagoda base and the pagoda bottle are covered by over one hundred mural paintings. Tourists can climb onto the top of the pagoda to have a panoramic view of the Labrang Lamasery.|
|Duration:||1 – 2 hours|
|Address:||Renmin Dongjie, Xiahe County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Gannan, Gansu Province.|
|Opening time:||08:00 – 18:00.|
|Public transport:||Take coaches from Lanzhou South Long Distance Passenger Station at 07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 14:00, or 15:00 to Xiahe County for four hours at 75RMB/Take a shuttle bus from Hezuo North Passenger Station between 07:00 and 16:00 to Xiahe County for one hour at 15RMB. After get off at Xiahe Passenger Station, turn right and walk for some distance.|