November 17, 2008

Door of Tibetan Monastery, Gyantse, Tibet, China

Location: Monastery in Gyantse, Tibet, China, (28° 57′ 0″ N, 89° 38′ 0″ E)
Date: 25 April 2003; 5.50pm
Camera: Canon G1
Tibetan monasteries especially the major ones normally have ornamentally decorated and brightly coloured doors. Most of these doors are made of heavy thick wood and stays strong for many years. These doors are commonly ringed by heavy-duty brass corners and knobs. The brass knobs also serve as "door bell" as visitors can knock the ring against the brass base to produce loud banging thuds.

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