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Gangte Goemba (Monastery) in Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan. Young Buddhist monks practice reading holy scripts aloud in an entryway. The monastery dates back to the 1600's and includes one of the largest prayer halls in the tiny Himalayan country and a meditation center for monks. The government financed the building of a Buddhist college here in the 1980's. From coverage of revisit to Material World Project family in Bhutan, 2001.

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Gangte Goemba (Monastery) in Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan. Young Buddhist monks practice reading holy scripts aloud in an entryway. The monastery dates back to the 1600's and includes one of the largest prayer halls in the tiny Himalayan country and a meditation center for monks. The government financed the building of a Buddhist college here in the 1980's. From coverage of revisit to Material World Project family in Bhutan, 2001.