February 4, 2016

Tagong, China

Photograph by Jeffrey Lau, Redux

A group of apprentice monks at a Buddhist monastery in Tagong, China, unwinds between classes by playing basketball on a makeshift grass court. There has been a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Tagong, which is in China’s Sichuan Province near the Tibetan border, since A.D. 652. While Tagong is less remote than Tibet, it still offers a window into the neighboring region’s way of life.

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