Watching Over You

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Felix Tan

Up in the Jiu Zhai Gou (九寨沟) mountains in the Sichuan province, China, one sees numerous faux Tibetan stores and temples waiting to target tourists willing to spend their money to bring home some Tibetan handicrafts. Venturing into one of these temples, I began looking out for the unrehearsed moments that will capture the fun and quirky side of this tourist trap. This monk, dressed in full Tibetan gear, sat at a corner, watching and guarding over the temple as other tourists walked around the sacred grounds.

Location: Jiu Zhai Gou, Sichuan Province, China


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