Chinese Monks – Tibetan monks aren't only found in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Take the Chinese city of Lijiang, for example. Within this Yunnan Province city is the Zhiyun Temple, and the Chinese monks in this picture call the temple home. While they are certainly aware of the outside world, the monks prefer holding true to their traditional customs and culture. Tours that include a visit to the Lijiang Zhiyun Temple can be arranged in Yunnan Province by those who wish to get a look at how Chinese monks live, and they are nothing short of eye-opening. A number of hotels are found near the temple, so finding a place to stay close by is a relatively easy pursuit.
Return to People of China Guide Page