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Street scene, China Town, Bangkok. Xuanzang, Sun Wukong, Zhu Bajie and Sha Wujing, fictional characters of a classic Chinese novel. Xuanzang is a central character of the classic Chinese novel 'Journey to the West'. Xuanzang, the 'Tang Monk', travels to India to retrieve Buddhist sutras. In the story, he is constantly terrorized by monsters and demons because of a legend that they would obtain immortality by eating the flesh of a holy man. While he is a pacifist who has no fighting ability of his own, he is flanked by his three powerful disciples - Sun Wukong ('The 'Monkey King'), Zhu Bajie, and Sha Wujing - themselves "monsters" who have vowed to protect him... read more

Photographer:Valeska Gehrmann
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