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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Yarchen Gar

Stars shine in the thin mountain air above Yarchen Gar, a giant monastic complex in West Sichuan, China, formerly the second largest center of Tibetan Buddhist studies in the world. After the partial demolition of Larung Gar it is apparently the largest such institution.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: China
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Mark Levitin