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A young Buddhist monk reads holy scripts aloud at the Gangte Goemba (monastery) in Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan. The monastery dates back to the 1600's and includes one of the largest prayer halls in the country and a meditation center for monks. The government financed the building of a Buddhist college here in the 1980's.

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A young Buddhist monk reads holy scripts aloud at the Gangte Goemba (monastery) in Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan. The monastery dates back to the 1600's and includes one of the largest prayer halls in the country and a meditation center for monks. The government financed the building of a Buddhist college here in the 1980's.