Photographer's Note

Tseway Gompa is a Bon monastery on the Ganjia grasslands, from Xiahe on towards the Qinghai border. It is remarkable because it is one of the few Bon monastery left.

The Bon religion is an older form of Tibetan buddhism, where the wheels turn the other way and circumnavigating the holy sights, you have to take care to go counterclockwise, and not clockwise as usual in Tibetan monasteries.

A bit confusing at times, all this religion...

Zuohai is the Chinese name of the village and the monastery.


This picture shows a detail of the roof and the typcially Tibetan decorations on the upper part of the wall, layer upon layer...


song title reference: Little Walter

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2547 W: 34 N: 4745] (26234)
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