View from Achung Namzong Village - Amdo (Tibet)

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Comments (12)

© Michael Hatten htt… on July 20, 2007

Hello JiCe

I like the composition. What can you tell me about the Shrine?

Keep up the Great Work!

Michael..

JiCé Sowa on August 3, 2007

Hi Michael, the shrine is a buddish "stupa". This kind of monument is used to store some sacred thinks like relics of famous buddish people (monks, saints,...). You can meet a lot of stupas in buddish countries, not only in Tibet. A lot of things could be said also concerning the shape but I'm not a specialist... But one think I know is that you must pass them by the left and always turn around clockwise, but I don't know why...

Cheers, thank you for the post,

JiCé.

Rigdrol on July 17, 2008

Hi. I will be in Qinghai in September and I am considering making a trip from Xining to Achung Namzong. Is there a bus from Xining that goes to Achung Namzong? Any tips on getting there would be appreciated.

JiCé Sowa on July 19, 2008

Sorry Rigdrol but I went there on a tour with a guide and a private bus from his agency. I can't tell you anything about a public bus from Xining. I wish you a good trip anyway. This area has amazing landscapes...

Cheers, JiCe.

timwzg on August 29, 2008

I'm sure there is buses from Xining to Lijiaxia.And then you can rent one local Taxi to go the spot.

虞海 on December 1, 2009

不错。

Joy_x on February 11, 2010

pretty good!

JiCé Sowa on February 12, 2010

Thank you Joy, this is one of my best memory in Amdo. It was only one hour of walk from the main road, but this place was very peaceful. We have been "guest housed" by a monk in the village and ate his tsampa for breakfast.

Unfortunately this quite place will become soon a famous spot for tourism in china and this area is going to lose it's serenity...

Joy_x on February 12, 2010

It seems very peaceful and mountains are so huge, a fantastic overview : China possesses unique and exceptional landscapes! It might be a location for tourism that causes a lot of damage, and I agree with you That is truly a pity!...

Best regards, Joy

Panoramio photos RYD on December 13, 2011

HI JiCe Sowa, THAT BEAUTIFUL PHOTO, BESIDE A SMALL TOWN SEEMS TO HAVE NO MORE THAN TWO DOZENS OF HOMES! Excuse my lack of knowledge, FANTASTIC BUT THIS STRUCTURE, WHAT THEY MEAN? CONGRATULATIONS FOR PHOTOS! RYDOJ, BRAZIL.

JiCé Sowa on December 14, 2011

Hi Rydoj, this structure is a sacred buddish building called generaly "stupa" in all buddish countries and called "chorten" in Tibet area. It's a plain structure which is normally supposed to contain some relics of buddish sacred people : famous monks or bouddha himself... Buddish people pay respect to these sacred relics by turning arrond the building while praying. They can also offer food, incense, flowers, prayer flags, etc. to show their devotion to the spiritual forces...

Thank you for your comment,

Best regards, JiCé (France).

Panoramio photos RYD on December 14, 2011

Jicé BONJOUR! MERCI POUR excellente explication, Tout bien, POUR VOUS. RYDOJ, BRÉSIL.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 13, 2007
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    by JiCé Sowa
    • Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2006/08/04 09:56:07
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 25.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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