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On Pilgrimage in the Land of Snows: Visiting the Sacred Sites of Tibet

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Long stairs lead to a hilltop temple near town.
Long stairs lead to a hilltop temple near town.

 

A large pagota in a cemetery.
A large pagoda in a cemetery.

 

One of the smaller and more remote temples of WuTaiShan.
One of the smaller and more remote temples of WuTaiShan.

 

There large metal pots are for burning incense.
There large metal pots are for burning incense.

The town of the Taihuai forms the center of the WuTaiShan area.
The town of the Taihuai forms the center of the WuTaiShan area.

Christine in front of the sutpa that holds the remains of the great Chang Gya Rolpay Dorje.
Christine in front of the stupa that holds the remains of the great Chang Gya Rolpay Dorje.

Statues of Lama Tsong Khapa and his 2 main students.
Statues of Lama Tsong Khapa and his 2 main students.

Dragon from a temple door.
Dragon from a temple door.

Buddha statue.
Buddha statue.

One of the buildings at ZhenHai Si, the place where Chang Gya Rolpay Dorje spent many years.
One of the buildings at ZhenHai Si, the place where Chang Gya Rolpay Dorje spent many years.

One you get a little bit out of town, it is just forest and fields.
One you get a little bit out of town, it is just forest and fields.

This is where the 6th Dalai Lama spent many years in retreat.
This is where the 6th Dalai Lama spent many years in retreat.

WuTaiShan has a real mix of Chinese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddism.
WuTaiShan has a real mix of Chinese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism.

Some of the many chinese tourist that flock to WuTaiShan on the weekends.
Some of the many Chinese tourist that flock to WuTaiShan on the weekends.

All of the temple have bell towers like this in the corners of the courtyards.
All of the temple have bell towers like this in the corners of the courtyards.

A Buddhist cemetery.
A Buddhist cemetery.

One of the many hilltop temples.
One of the many hilltop temples.

Tibetan prayer flags on top of a hill.
Tibetan prayer flags on top of a hill.

A small temple.
A small temple.

Christine getting her hair cut by a Tibetan friend.
Christine getting her hair cut by a Tibetan friend.

Part of an older temple that had not been restored.
Part of an older temple that had not been restored.

The main hall from this old temple.
The main hall from this old temple.

Chinese Buddhist monks.
Chinese Buddhist monks.

The main street in town.
The main street in town.

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All images and text Copyright © 2004 Ray Kreisel