This is the last place in the world where there is no noise
It is also the purest paradise in the soul
There are awesome gods here
There are also shocking beliefs
Here is the Langmu Temple
A world away from the world
There are so many misconceptions about Langmu Temple
And perhaps because of these misconceptions
Make the Langmu Temple a place to daydream about
Langmu Temple is actually not a Temple, but a place name. To be precise, it is called Langmu Temple town. There are three temples in the town (a mosque, two Tibetan buddhist temples).
In addition to “Langmu Temple is not a Temple”, Langmu Temple has another “surprise” : it is under the jurisdiction of gansu and sichuan provinces at the same time, and both are called Langmu Temple town. This special dual status is probably very rare in China. (self-drive routes related to gannan and Tibet can be added to the WeChat 8010000 consultation)
A small river in the town is the source of the bailong river, a three – to four-meter-wide river that divides the town between gansu province in hebei and sichuan province in henan.
Two Tibetan buddhist monasteries are located on both sides of the river. On the north bank, sai chi monastery is located in luqu county, gansu province, also known as “da canglang mu sai chi temple”, and on the south bank, geerdi monastery is located in ruoergai county, sichuan province, also known as “da canglang muerdi temple”.
The two Tibetan buddhist monasteries are huge, with more than 1,000 monks, or more than a third of Langmu Temple’s permanent population.
Langmu Temple mosque is located in huimin village, hongxing township, ruoergai county, aba Tibetan and qiang autonomous prefecture, sichuan province, south of the river.
Every day when the temple bell tolls for morning prayer, it is also the time when the mosque calls for “bank”. The sound of “bank” and the bell for morning prayer rise and fall one after another, full of the atmosphere of national unity, equality and harmony.
Standing on the top of the town, overlooking the minarets of the mosque and buddhist temples, a short distance, set against each other.
“God” created a “shangri-la” in gannan.
Many people know shangri-la in yunnan province because of the lost horizon, a book written by British author James Hilton, which set off a craze among westerners looking for shangri-la.
In fact, the Langmu Temple is also famous because of a book called horizon in Tibet by an American named Robert ekwar.
Only, unlike Hilton, who had never been to shangri-la and whose description in lost horizon was purely fictional, ekwar had not only been to the Langmu Temple, but had lived there for many years.
He described the beautiful natural and cultural landscape of this pure land with his full of emotion.
“The land itself is as great as its whole horizon. In the distance, where the earth meets the sky, a pale, dark spiral of snow marks the horizon. Summer, here green grass, grass dotted with color spots, wild poppy in dancing. Beyond the horizon, there is a nameless place, and that’s where the surprise comes from.”
You will love the Langmu Temple when you see it with your own eyes.
At dawn, the whole of the Langmu Temple would be shrouded in a mist, like the arrival of a god.
Summer, everywhere lush, green trees jinding, look solemn and solemn, but can not say the fresh and quiet.
In winter, the world is white. People say that “once it snows in seda, beauty cries all over the world”, but they do not know the Langmu Temple after the snow, which is also far away from the hustle and bustle, like an eternity.
Whether you are a buddhist or not, you should come to the Langmu Temple to experience the sunbathing festival.
This is not only a ritual of the Tibetan people, but also their faith, from the heart of piety.
On the 13th day of the first lunar month every year, before dawn, tibetans rush to take part in the pilgrimage. They dress up, look solemn and look forward to the arrival of the giant Buddha.
From the beginning of the twos and threes, to gradually groups, came to participate in the buddhist festival more and more Tibetan people, as if the whole valley is the crowd, lively but solemn.
Finally, they entered the heart of the worship center, a huge thangka slowly spread out under the colorful curtain, the Tibetan “god” painted on the thangka, surrounded by chanting lamas, red and solemn.
At this time, the Langmu Temple was both ethereal and zen. Among the worshiping Tibetan people, the chanting lamas and the huge thangka flying in the mountains, there was an invisible power in anyone’s heart, which was faith.