|Pilgrims turning prayer wheels at the entrance to Labrang Monastery|
|The monastery is a large compound where 2,700 monks live|
They would do this for hours, and one devout woman even wore knee pads as she kneeled on the ground, then with pads on her hands, prostrated herself on the ground, then stood up, took one step forward and again kneeled down and lay flat on the ground.
|An elaborate sculpture made out of yak butter!|
The last time there were problems with this monastery was in 2008 in response to the riots in Lhasa before the Beijing Olympics. But perhaps the Chinese government has retained its control over the monastery as our monk guide explained the Panchen Lama was the one sponsored by Beijing... one wonders if he gritted his teeth having to say this over and over again...
|Monks take off their boots before going in for prayer|