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These flags, flowing in different designs, can be seen around the
"drum and bell tower" in the Hutong area of Beijing. However, the
meaning of these flags is unknown.
Roman Kogovsek, 21 June 2005
The Naxi are closely related to the Tibetans. Their traditional religion of
Dongba shares many characteristics of the pre-Buddhist Tibetan religion of
Bonpo. A form of shamanistic animism, the faith takes its name from its
practitioners, who are known as "Dongba" and are invited to chant
scriptures at weddings, funerals, and other festivals.
Eugene Ipavec, 21 June 2005
1The ideograms probably say "Jing Shan" (Scenic
Hill), an artificial hill and garden immediately north of the Forbidden City
(and actually south of the Drum and Bell Towers).
Miles Li, 21 June 2005
2The ideogram on these flags simply read
Miles Li, 22 June 2005