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Ancient art glows in the murals at Zhatang Temple

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2016-11-04 11:12
Ancient art glows in the murals at Zhatang Temple

A section of a mural at Zhatang Temple. [Daqiong/China Daily]

In Dranang county, Tibet, Zhatang Temple's most precious objects are its murals. Painted more than 900 years ago, the well-preserved murals are still clear.

The murals portray Buddha Sakyamuni, bodhisattvas, high-ranking officials and common people, whose clothing, decoration and social roles are important in studying the society and history of that time.

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