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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Pilgrim in the Stone City

Legend has it that the Mani Stone Sutra City of Songge was built around the 11th century, about 10 meters high and 100 meters long. The front and back of each stone are engraved with six-word sutra and prayer. Some local Tibetans will walk or kowtow around the city as a way of praying.

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Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: China
Camera: NIKON D3X
Copyright: © Songge Cui