A once-in-a-lifetime experience to the great event of Tibetans in the South of Gansu Province: the Monlam Festival. The first Monlam Festival was held in 1409 by Tsong Khapa, the founder of Gelug School (Gelugpa), to worship Buddha Sakyamuni. Since then, it has become a common festival for all Tibetan monasteries. During the festival, monks gather for chanting prayers and performing religious rituals and a huge Buddha scroll painting (thangka) is unfolded for all to see. It is a very rare sight that is worth seeing.
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