Chinese authorities begin demolishing Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet

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The Jokhang Temple; Lhasa, Tibet

China has begun knocking down entire sections of Lhasa –including the Buddhist Jokhang Temple — as a part of a redevelopment scheme. This from Tibet Post:

Chinese authorities have begun demolishing the ancient capital of Lhasa, including one of the most important Buddhist sites of the city, Tibet’s holiest Jokhang Temple.

Chinese authorities are planning to destroy the ancient Buddhist capital of Lhasa, and replace it with a tourist city similar to Lijiang. “Shangri-La” in Yunnan Province. Several large-scale construction projects are underway for a number of shopping malls around the Buddhist holy temple as well as underground parking at Barkhor Street.

There has to have been a better way.

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