Tibet impresses visitors with not only the beauty of natural scenery but local people's devotion to their faith. In Tibet, there are more than 1,700 monasteries scattered over the region. They are important places, like the Tibetan historical and cultural museum that presents the Tibetan culture.
Photographers from Tibet have provided CRI with a series of photos depicting monasteries in Lhasa City and surrounding areas to explore local culture, religion and history.
Jokhang Monastery ( Dazhao Si), located at the center of old Lhasa City, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, is the early Buddhist Temple with a history of over 1,360 years. The temple, covering an area of over 25,000 square meters, includes buildings like the Hall of Sakyamuni, the Hall for Worshiping Buddha and bKa'-gshags governmental agencies. The temple keeps many precious cultural relics, including more than 300 Buddhist statues, 2,600 square meters of Tibetan frescoes. [Photo/CRI]
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