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Yarchen Monastery

Yarchen monastery is in Sichuan province, China. It lies in an isolated valley 4000 m above sea level. The monastery is associated with the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism . With more than 10,000 Sangha members now, it's the largest concentration of nuns and monks in the world. Most of the Sanghas are nuns.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Baiyu Country, China
Camera: VIE-L29
Copyright: © EC Tong