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570k yuan to renovate temple

04-17-2011 10:48 BJT

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It's not just the Sera Monastery that is undergoing a makeover. The renovation, the largest scale ever in history, is just part of a project to preserve the rich cultural heirlooms of Tibet.

The central government has granted 570-thousand yuan to renovate 22 cultural sites over the past five years.

As of March, over 60 percent of these funds had already been allocated. The Jokhang and Romache Temples in Lhasa, sites of paramount importance in Tibetan Buddhism, have almost been restored to their former glory.

Three other major temples, the Sera Temple, Drepung Temple and Ganden Temple are still undergoing a makeover and work on the first two should be finished by October.



Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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