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The Great Wall of China

 

 

The Great Wall of China consists of many fortifications made of stone, brick and wood. It was built  to protect the Chinese empire against the Mongolian tribes.  The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Lake in the west and is about 8850 km long.

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Monks in Beijing

Monks at the reception window at the Yonghe Lamasery temple, popularly called “Lama Temple” it is a place of peace and harmony. It is a temple and a monastery of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism.

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China man in Beijing

Again in my favorite Lama Temple, this man was sitting on the floor and observing people praying in front of the  impressive fifty-four-foot (25m) high Buddha carved from one piece of Tibetan sandalwood.

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