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Sky burials

Observed the Tibetan 'sky burials' here. Bodies are chopped and left to be eaten by... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
whc7
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Place of prayer & home to over 10,000 Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

We encountered snow along the road of Yaqing Temple in Ganzi County. The Sichuan-Tibet road... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2017
KodoDrummer
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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Yarchen Gar is one of the grandest monasteries in Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan province in China. It is within Baiyü County. And Chinese Han call it ‘Yaqing Wujin chanlin’. It lies in a solo alley with an altitude of 4000m. The monastery inherits the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It has over 10,000 Sangha members currently. Additionally, the world’s largest concentration of nuns and monks is there. Among them, most are nuns. The monastery is 400 km far away from western Chengdu. It was built in 1985. There are around 10 000 monks and nuns in the monaster.Most of the residents there are nuns. Larung Gar is even larger than Yarchen Gar. However, it is a monastic encampment rather than a monastery. Nowadays Lots of monks and nuns choose to go to Yarchen Gar. Because Larung Gar was partly demolished in 2001.
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Mar 12, 2018
“Sky burials”
Dec 16, 2017
“Place of prayer & home to over 10,000 Tibetan Buddhist Nuns”
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Observed the Tibetan 'sky burials' here. Bodies are chopped and left to be eaten by vultures. Most of the inhabitants are nuns in Yarchen Gar,4000m above sea level. 

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We encountered snow along the road of Yaqing Temple in Ganzi County. The Sichuan-Tibet road has lots of heavy snow and is difficult to travel. Anti-skid chains need to be put on the tires. Police stopped our cars to check the anti-skid equipment. There were...More

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