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From: Xinhua 2009-11-01 09:41:00
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Monasteries in Tibet

Photo shows the Tsedrup Monastery in Dingqen County, eastern Tibet's Qamdo Prefecture. Built in the mid-1300s, the monastery is considered one of the oldest monasteries of the Ben religion in Tibet. (Photo Source tibet.cn) 


Tibet's Karchu Monastery with a history of 1,200 years lies in Lhakhang Township, Lhoza County, Shannan Prefecture. Located at an altitude of 3,900 m, the monastery is regarded as a major holy place of cultivation for the Tibetan Buddhist Nyingma Sect. (Photo Source: tibet.cn) 

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