Friday, September 29, 2006
Ganden Monastery Assembly Hall
Like all the monasteries it was full of various statues and holy relics but the bit I liked best was the Assembly Hall where all the monks gather for 'stuff'. It was full of smoke and the light streamed in from the top windows. It was great for slow shutter speeds so I whipped out my tripod and paid my 20rmb to the monk and clicked away.
This whole monastery had to be rebuilt after the cultural revolution as it was used as target practice by the Chinese heavy artillery.
Hope you like the pics =) click on them to see larger ones.