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It is located in Langmusi Township, 90 kilometers south of Luqu County City, South Gansu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, slopes westward on the bank of the Bailong River at the northern foot of the mountain branch Guoermang Liang on the border of Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan provinces. Langmu Si Monastery (full name in Tibetan "Taktsang Lhamo Sertri Monastery") is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, founded in 1748 AD. Its founder is the first Chiwa Jiaseng Gesang. "Lhamo" in Tibetan means “Fairy”. Because there are stone rocks in the cave that resemble beautiful women, the folks say they are fairy. There is a tiger nest in the shade of the forest behind the temple, which is called "Taktsang" in Tibetan, so the name of the temple can be translated as "The fairy in the tiger nest".
China Tours Including Langmu Si Monastery (Taktsang Lhamo) in Amdo, South Gansu, West China
Photo by Min Zhao