15 Astonishing Scenes of Tibetan Monasteries

Tibet is a land of wonder and ancient mystery. The lost city of Shangri-La is said to rest somewhere hidden within a valley between its snowcapped peaks. Although Shangri-La remains a myth, the land itself is no stranger to strangeness. It has a culture as ancient as the Buddha, and the monks who walk in his teachings define the the culture of Tibet. Here are a few astonishing scenes of Tibetan monastic life.