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Buddhism air in Serthar, Sichuan

2015-05-21 Mirenda Wu
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Photo taken by a traveler nicked "Longxingzhe" shows a Tibetan monk in Serthar County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. [Photo/www.dili360.com]

Serthar, "Seda" in Chinese, is a Tibetan pasturing area located in the southeastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Ganzi Tibet Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. It features with capacious grassland, lakes, rivers and Tibetan atmosphere in the plateau with an elevation above 4,000 meters.

Serthar means "golden horse" in Tibetan. Legend has it that a horse-head-shaped gold was ever discovered in the vast beautiful grassland in Serthar. Serthar also is a place where the Tibetan Buddhism is centralized. All temples belone to the Nyingma Sect, or Red Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism.

The most well-known one is the Five Sciences Buddhism Academy, the world's largest of the kind. Besides, there are some other small monsteries spreaded around.

Following photos are taken by a traveller nicknamed "Longxingzhe". Through the lens, we could imagine how flourishing the Tibetan Buddhism is in Serthar County.

Photo taken by a traveler nicked "Longxingzhe" shows two Tibetan monks in crimson robes in Serthar County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. [Photo/www.dili360.com]