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Lharong Monastery of Sertar

Sertar, also spelled Sertal, Serda and Seda, is a remote county in Garnze, Sichuan, China. I was very lucky to had the visit this place during my recent trip to China since it is very remote and difficult to reach , and is often close to foreign travelers. The main attraction in this high altitude, nomadic region is the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute. It is the largest Buddhist Institute on the Tibetan Plateau with between 40,000 and 50,000 monks, nuns and lay students. Larung Gar campus is enormous...much larger than I ever imagined. Houses for monks and nuns sprawl all over the valley and up the surrounding mountains. The houses are all built in a wood style that is traditionally found in this region. The houses are built so close together that they are almost on top of each other.

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