"New wheel of life" Xigaze Favorite Tip by extrajoce

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  New wheel of life
by extrajoce

Favorite thing: As opposed to the wheel of life described and pictured for Gyangze, this new one painted on a wall at the Tashilhunpo monastery shows how much artistic talent is being lost under the Chinese rule of Tibet. The artists must be accredited with the government, and are said to be Chinese even sometimes. So officially, the most famous monasteries are being looked after, but in fact, it feels like their quality and prestige is slowly fading, and being replaced into a showcase for tourists.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 29, 2003
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