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The Jokhang Temple

The Jokhang is considered to be the most revered religious structure in Tibet. We were there during the Tibetan Buddhist festival of Saga Dawa. Thousands of pilgrims poured into the city from all over Tibet. The night photos below were taken as the full moon rose over the Jokhang on the final night of Saga Dawa.

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Moonrise over the Jokhang.

The front of the Jokhang.

Pilgrims prostrate at the entrance to the Jokhang.

Prayer wheels line the Nangkhor Kora, surrounding the inner building of the Jokhang.

Fed by pilgrims, yak butter candles burn inside the temple.

On the roof of the Jokhang.

Monks take a break on the roof.

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© Copyright 2006 R. Hutchins
Unless otherwise noted, all photos are © Copyright 2006 R. Hutchins. All rights reserved. - Revised August 2006