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* Face masks seem to be 'trending' here in China. Particularly amongst women. Whether it is to protect from the sun, wind, dust , chilly temperatures or even germs we are not sure. Some of the Chinese tourists seem to take face protection to the extreme.
*Herdsmen or indeed herdswomen either use motorcycles or horses to round up the yaks and sheep.
*We encounter both a sheep and yak jam on the road this ...
... you around the monastery complex. Unfortunately our guide seems more interested in his mobile phone and listening to Tibetan 'pop' music. He is not very informative. When asked questions, he cannot or will not answer. He explains that to comprehend the answer to our questions, our understanding of Buddhism
needs to be at a deeper level than it obviously is. It’s a catch 22 situation. We will just have to check Wikipedia. There is no doubt however that Buddhism has ...
... monastery that has many prayer wheels along the way. Many people including monks were walking the path. On the hill behind the monastery were these small buildings. When we asked, we learned that they were actually study huts for the monks. Afterwards we also explored the town and the outskirts. We saw some kids playing soccer including a few in their monk robes in one of the fields. ...
... Hats, sunglasses and photographing are not allowed inside the temples. Each temple has a large statue of a specific Buddha or a stupa containing relics of an important lama.
The town is long and narrow, the central road terminates at the monastery.
There is, as everywhere in China, housing construction. Here there is a stylistic trend towards Tibetan.
... giant Buddha figures. The youngest monks are just little boys and they giggle selfconsciously as we walk by, the older ones have become used to ignoring intruders.
Yak butter lamps burn in front of photographs of high-up Lamas. Our Tibetan guide explains who each one of these Lamas is, but does not give us any information about things we would like to have known, such as the daily routine of the monastery, the significance of the different Buddha statues and so ...