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Head Nun leads the way into prayer  
   

Head Nun leads the way into prayer

While wandering around the Tibetan village of Labrang on the western edge of town, I stumbled on one of the local nunneries. I actually came face-face with what I assumed was the head nun, sedately walking into prayer. Consequently, I had to be content with a "rear view", so to speak!
# 58 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College-Xiahe - Sacred Labrang Monastery

May 1st 2007
Xiahe is a small, but rapidly developing town in the SW of Gansu Province near the border with Qinghai. It is nestled in a beautiful mountain valley and is the location of famous Labrang Monastery. Labrang Monastery is second in size to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, so Xiahe is visited not only by increasing numbers of tourists but also by innumerable Tibetan pilgrims, many of whom have travelled v ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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