Photographer's Note

This is the main temple of the Ivolginsk Datsan in Southern Siberia. You actually come to it quite at the end of your tour when walking around at the site (as I mentioned at a previous post you should only walk clockwise on the territory, the monks told us) and is very nice. You may enter it and walk around and are asked to leave a contribution. If you want to buy souvenirs or prayer flags: also possible. In the background you can see the construction works going on as they were just about to build another temple. We actually realised that even the monks doing the construction walk only clockwise! There were also a few women from the village helping with the painting works at the new temple.

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