The settlement at Yarchen Gar monastery, in Baiyu county, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan. Photography: Douglas Hook

Sichuan’s remote Yarchen Gar monastery, where Buddhist monks and nuns suffer on the path to enlightenment

•After a two-year ban, visitors are again allowed to visit, but under police supervision

•Hard-to-reach monastery’s 10,000-strong population is still growing

Topic |   Religion in China

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The settlement at Yarchen Gar monastery, in Baiyu county, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan. Photography: Douglas Hook
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