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Photographer's Note

Tongren in the east of Qinghai province is known for its thangka art. Thangka is typically Tibetan painting, usually on cotton or silk.

Wutun Si, the monastery of Wutun, just outside Tongren, is particulary famous for its artwork. Free visits are not allowed, but there is usually a monk around who can walk you around.

This picture was shot from just outside the temple grounds and shows a part of the upper monastery, called 'Yango'. You can see two stupa's (in Tibetan, they're called chorten) and the big golden buddha statue in the back.

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song title reference: Jack Bruce

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