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Group of yaks

Finally Stephan managed to take a group picture without the yaks running away
47) The Tashilunpo Festival in Zhigatse

June 22nd 2005
There was a famous Tibetan festival going at the time we were in Lhasa, and we of course could not miss this opportunity. Since it was called Tashilunpo Thangka Festival and Zhigatse, the town where the Tashilunpo Monastery is situated, is not extremely far from Lhasa, we decided to check out of our hotel and spend some time there. This festival is explained as follows: the huge appliqué thangkas ... read more
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