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8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Maitreya Buddha or the future Buddha statue at Thiksey monastery is 49 feet tall. The architecture of Thiksey strongly resembles the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.

Maitreya Buddha or the future Buddha statue at Thiksey monastery is 49 feet tall. The architecture of Thiksey strongly resembles the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.

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Date Taken: 07.2010
Date Uploaded: 11.2010
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Camera: NIKON D700
Copyright: © Prashant Sareen