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Tianjin's famous Grand Mercy Monastery (Dàbēi Chányuàn, 大悲禅院) is located beside the Haihe River on Tianwei Lu (Tiánwěi Lù, 田尾路). Belonging to the Zen...

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Perched on a massive rocky crag looming above Gyantse's Old Town, the 14th century citadel of Gyantse Dzong stands as a bittersweet reminder of Tibet's wrenching passage into the modern world. It also affords a dramatic view of the Old Town and the temple complex of Pelkor Chöde Monastery and the multi-tiered Gyantse Kumbum rising within its walls in addition to windows on several of the most dramatic—and tragic—periods in Tibetan history.  Gyantse Dzong: A citadel of Tibetan heroes In a key..

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