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Tranquility at the Samding Monastery in Tibet

Also known as the “Temple of Soaring Meditation,” it was located near a village that was in the middle of a field. The monastery was quiet and serene, an atmosphere that I was beginning to happily grow accustom to. A monk was kind enough to greet us and show us around, something that I thought was very humbling. The weather progressively became more overcast throughout the day where there was a slight drizzle mid afternoon. Nonetheless, the scenery was alluring with clouds drifting behind the mountains and monks quietly chanting mantras.

TAGS: China, Tibet

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Annandale, Virginia, United States of America
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© Christa Hoskins.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2016
Total Views: 11
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2016, 3:51 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5300
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Gyangtse/Tibet, China