Friday Eye Candy: Thousands of Tiny Boxes Create Hillside Haven

Larung Gar is a remote settlement located at 12,500ft in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Check out the incredible images of the row upon row of small boxes that house the 40,000 residents of one of the world's largest Buddhist institutes.

"Nestled amid the rolling mountains, deep within the Larung Gar Valley, thousands of tiny wooden homes form one of the world's largest Buddhist institutes," writes Amanda Williams. "The remote but sprawling settlement is found at elevations of 12,500ft and is home to over 40,000 monks, nuns and religious students."

"Japanese photographer Shinya Itahana, 33, visited the Larung Gar Valley a number of times to capture the eye-catching town in both summer and winter."

He said: 'It is a very welcoming place as long as you do not disturb the peaceful atmosphere. It has become a bit of a tourist attraction - not just with pilgrims but some foreigners too.'



Full Story: Little boxes on the hillside... home to 40,000 Buddhist monks

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