Tibet PAGE 5

The Sera Monastery was built in 1419 A.D. In the past, it had been inhabited by 5000 monks. Now, there are around 500 there. These monks debate theology and scripture daily between 3 and 5 P.M.

Here are some foo lions from Jokhang Temple, the holiest temple in all Tibet. The main building dates from the 7th century A.D. It was built as a temple to house the statue of Buddha that the Chinese princess Wen Cheng brought as a wedding gift.

Artists are working to restore the temples in Lhasa.