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August 12th 2013
Published: September 29th 2013
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I spent days just wandering around the streets and alleys in Lhasa and was lucky enough to be there during a religious holiday. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau visit Lhasa to pray in front of temples on September 8th. Some have to leave home in May or June to ensure a successful journey to faith. Pilgrims and vistors usually crowd religious sites, such as Jokhang Temple, Patala Palace and Ramoche Temple, where the sound of people praying and local vendors shouting fills the air. It was a quite pleasant experience to follow the crowd, to witness the devotion of the pilgrims and to feel the passion of Tibetan people. It was not my first in Tibet, but still I was obviously distracted by such an awe-inspiring city and ended up spending much more time than originally planned.

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