Pilgrims’ attraction

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Aug 12 2018

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Category: Asia, China-Tibet

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During the three-day festival in July when the giant thanka is exposed – see last week’s post -, pilgrims come from far and wide. They climb the stairs to the base of the thanka-wall, walk past and go down on the other side.

For a good overview of the images on the thanka it would of course be better to keep distance – but it is so nice to get as close as possible where you can almost touch the sacred cloth!

Photo of the week: Pilgrims at Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse, China-Tibet 1996

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