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As the beginning of the Shoton or Yogart festival, the Buddha painting (thangka) unveiling ceremony in Drepung Monastery is the most remarkable. The 500-square-meter (598-square-yard) painting of Sakyamuni is gradually open on the hillside back of the monastery as the light in the very first morning strike on the large thangka at eight o'clock. The ceremony is called 'Buddha basking in the sun'.
During the festival, many tibetans will pilgrimage to Lhasa. Many are in awe of the sites. The first time a person sees this in its magnitude its difficult not to stand in silence at the greatness.