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Religious activities back to normal


Source: | 03-27-2008 14:01

Special Report:   3.14 Tibet Riots

In Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of northwest China's Gansu Province, calm has returned to those Tibetan Buddhist temples that were affected by recent riots. All kinds of religious services are back to normal.

In Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of northwest China's Gansu Province, calm has returned to those Tibetan Buddhist temples that were affected by recent riots. 
In Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of northwest China's 
Gansu Province, calm has returned to those Tibetan Buddhist 
temples that were affected by recent riots.

The Labolung Temple, with a history of 290 years, is among the 121 Tibetan Buddhist temples in Gannan Autonomous Prefecture. Hundreds of faithful followers come here everyday to walk along the 2-kilometer prayer wheel path.

Manai, villager of Zhayou Township, Xiahe County, said, "I come here every two days and walk three rounds along the path."

Jiahua, staff of Labolung Temple, said, "We don't see many tourists here right now because it's low season. But the good weather in the past few days have brought more visitors."

Lamas can be seen everywhere at the temple chanting Buddhist scriptures as religious activities have now continued. A Tibetan medical practice inside the temple also began receiving patients again.

Jiahua, staff of Labolung Temple, said, "Many religious services are on schedule these days. Lamas take classes everyday. There're lots of people. Things are back to normal now."

According to local authorities, most of the Tibetan Buddhist temples affected by the riots in the region have regained their usual peaceful environments.


Editor:Zhang Ning