This picture is so beautiful, I swear, it is worthy of being in National Geographic. You need to click on it to enlarge it.
This big chorten is inside the monastery complex.
The golden roof, the black stripes around the windows, the little white circles, the awnings all contribute to insignia of sacred Tibetan architecture. Regular houses cannot be painted this way. It is reserved for temples and sacred buildings. Labrang is a collection of a lot of sacred buildings spread over a huge area.