12 May 2011

Wudang Lamasery

We recently visited the Wudang Lamasery, established in 1749 and on the pilgrim route from Tibet to Outer Mongolia.
At its height 1200 monks lived there, making it was the largest monastery in Inner Mongolia.
This auspicious statue of an elephant had a monkey, rabbit, and bird on its back.
We stayed at the pilgrim's hostel and got up early for the monks' morning prayers.
Monks practicing the art of motorcycle maintenance.
With a bust of Genghis Khan.
Our colleague Ian giving a photo op with two little Mongolian warriors.

Our first crocus.