Two months worth of back editing continues. Last month I visited GonLung Jampaling Monastery in HuZhu county, QingHai, western China.  HuZhu is one of the hidden treasures of western China because of it’s vast and varied minority mix – Mongolia, Tibetan, Muslim, Han.  Just to give you an idea of how confusing things can get in HuZhu, the location we visited was a Tibetan Buddhist monastery composed almost entirely of ethnic Mongolians who spoke Chinese.  Tibetan Mongolian Chinese speakers whose cousins are probably Muslims.  Yeah, exactly.

Nonetheless, my good friend Jamin and I spent the entire afternoon in the foothills exploring monasteries and temples while visiting and chatting with the local monks.  HuZhu is amazing and strongly reminds me of Rocky Mountain National Park – but higher, more rural, more Tibetan, and colder.  It’s a great place to visit.

I’ve broken up my images into three different sections that I will post on in the coming days.  I tried to squeeze them all into one post, but things just got horribly long winded and confusing.  Be sure to click on the “VIEW SLIDESHOW” button to see all of the images – only a few are posted.  

I sincerely hope you guys enjoy the images.