Monks are cleaning up 2012August 11, 2012.
International tourism experts worked alongside local experts to give an introduction in the basic requirements for ecotourism and look at possible ecotourism products like home stay, hiking, horse trekking, cultural tours, art courses and other local experiences. SInce monasteries play a leading role in these areas and a clean environment is key for ecotourism to be a success, monks were given practical training in biodegrading time of waste, organizing clean up programs and the importance of making waste management systems. The monks will share their new knowledge with the local communities.
Favorite Monastery: Jokhang in Lhasa
Easy choice, as the Jokhang in Lhasa is oldest temple in Tibet, founded in the 7th century, and may well be the most atmospheric temple to be found anywhere in the world. No Tibetan pilgrim would come to Lhasa without making at least one visit here, much like pilgrims going on the Haj to Mecca.more
Thanks Gary McCue!