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14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Beautiful But Fading Light

The world's largest Buddhist academy is located in a remote place in Sertar County, China, named Larung Gar. People from all over China come here to learn Buddhism. However, it is a controversial place. Nuns and monks have suffered from demolition and imprisonment. In June 2016, the authorities imposed new rules, which put thousands of residents at risk of removal. These residents have not been given the chance to practice religion peacefully. If the oppression continues, this unique place will eventually fade from history.

This photo is a finalist in the Travel category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

TAGS: China

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Singapore, Singapore
Member since 2016
Awards
Photo of the Day: 06.18.16 Editors' Pick Finalist
Photo Information
Copyright:
© yuen hung neoh.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2015
Total Views: 6845
Total Favorites: 7
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: June 17, 2016, 8:56 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 45mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Larung Gar, China