The route of the Long March passed through remote areas of western Sichuan, known for their Tibetan Buddhist temples which are home to centuries-old thangka paintings, colorful Buddhist artworks painted on cloth. Thangka art is a craft that has traditionally been practiced in regions where Tibetan Buddhism has historically flourished, but it takes on a distinctive style of its own in Sichuan Province’s Luhuo County. As CCTV’s Tao Yuan reports, this unique style is in urgent need of protection.
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