Drigung Til Monastery, U, Tibet

Posted by Nik (Bude, United Kingdom) on 9 February 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

This monastery, in the valleys North of Lhasa, is famous for its sky burials, carrying out around 20 a day, where the body is dismembered and fed to the vultures. One may witness these if invited to do so by the family. My personal opinion is that this seems a wonderful way to have one's molecules put to a good use after death, certainly better than oxidising them in an oven or on a pyre.

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Ali from Rafsanjan, Iran

nice work and nice location

9 Feb 2012 7:52am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

wonderful view and landscape!

9 Feb 2012 7:59pm

monastery
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