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A touch of Tibet: the Lama Temple

A touch of Tibet awaits me once I exit the Metro station. The smell of incense is blowing through the streets. Tibetan vendours around the Lama temple complex are selling incense sticks, prayer ties, pictures of the saints and other goods. The surronding smell, the sound and the atmosphere are familiar for me since I travelled across Tibet from Lhasa till Zhangmu at the tibetan-nepalese border in August 2010. Read more

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Exploring the Temple of Heaven

China’s capital Beijing has more than 20 million inhabitants and a more than 3000-year-old history. Its name means Northern Capital. With the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the former Imperial Palace which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, the old and the new Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Lama Temple, the Confucius Temple et cetera it hosts an imposing cultural heritage. Read more