Monks in the Trees
On the Road in Lijiang Prefecture
June 2, 2014
Significant portions of western Yunnan were once part of Tibet. Consequently, Tibet monasteries or Lamaseries are scattered around the province.
On the road from Lijiang to Tiger Leaping Gorge, we made a detour deep into the hills to visit the active Yufeng Lamasery.
One expects to find monks or lamas at work or at study. And like elsewhere in the Buddhist world, young novice monks are also at study or at play. Here we found the cheerful and energetic young boys exercising and climbing in the trees.