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Pashupatinath Sadhu

Pashupatinath Sadhu

Pashupatinath, Nepal. Pashupathinath is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus. The photo is of one of the sadhus,or holy men, at the site. Genuine or fake sadhu? Hard to tell but he sure looks the part to a novice.

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Pashupatinath Temple & Crematorium

Pashupatinath Temple Cremation

A view of the cremation area (with a cremation in progress) at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal. 2018

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Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Hindu family members doing funeral and/or remembrance ceremonies with priests at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.

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Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Small linga shrines to Hindu god Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Phoenix Mosque

Phoenix Mosque

Phoenix Mosque in Hangzhou was built in the Tang dynasty. Because we were wearing a skirt and shorts, NCTA teachers were not allowed inside.

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Potala Palace at Night

Potala Palace at Night

The Potala Palace was first built in the 7th century but took its modern form in the 17th century under the supervision of the 5th Dalai Lama. The Potala is lit up at night--the best view can be enjoyed from a plaza constructed across the street by the Chinese government.

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Prayer Flags on Hilltop

Prayer Flags on Hilltop

Prayer flags line almost every hilltop and mountaintop in Tibet, thought to carry prayers to the deities on the wind. This collection, at a rest stop overlooking the holy Yamdrok Lake, was particularly bountiful.

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Qilin

Qilin

A statue of the Qinlin at the
Summer Palace in China. Qinlin is a
mythical creature. Zheng He
on his journey to Africa
thought he had found one
and brought back a giraffe to
the emperor.

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Roof line at the Temple of Heaven

Roof line at the Temple of Heaven

The roofs at many of the sites we visited in China were so well decorated and beautiful.

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