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Kangrinboqe Peak, Burang, Ngari, China
Michael and I take the lead up a scree-choked stream draining from the Gangjam glacier. Two hours of climbing through talus brings us to ice-blue seracs rising like frozen waveforms from the mottled glacier. An hour further, in the cirque beneath...
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Seeing Potala Palace at sunset was a highlight of our visit to Lhasa, Tibet. The Palace is amazing inside and out!
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We were lucky enough to be in Kathmandu, Nepal for a Full Moon festival. At sunset, the monks lit thousands and thousands of little butter candles around Bodnath Stupa. We sat at a roof-top restaurant while they did the lighting (where this image...
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China, Tibet, Lasa Shi, Chengguan Qu, Linkuo S Alley, 林廓南巷 邮政编码: 850000
Lhasa, Tibet In the Tsangkhung Nunnery are Yak butter lamps to light the way through a maze of small rooms. There are many offerings throughout the Nunnery to Buddha
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Xiahe, Gannan, Gansu, China
Contrary to intuition, one of the best places to experience Tibetan Buddhism is inside China. I learned that the Chinese government places caps on the number of monks allowed to reside in any single Buddhist monastery inside Tibet. In China “...
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Namche Bazar, Namche 56000, Nepal
Namche Bazar is a popular village for getting "geared up" on the way up to Mount Everest. It's an amazing arrangement of tea houses, shops and homes built into the mountain.
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A great view of snow caped mountains right behind prayer flags that was put by the locals near the area. Some of the tents are also seen near the desert scenery as most of these places are so dry.
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Trekking through the Langtang region of Nepal – which borders Tibet – there are constant reminders to slow down as you ascend higher into the clouds. This photo was taken halfway through an 8-day trek after ascending almost 4,000 feet in elevation...
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Dangquhe E Rd, Dangxiong Xian, Lasa Shi, Xizang Zizhiqu, China
At an altitude of 4700 meters, you can see countless stars and galactic nebula, this scene can be seen only in high altitude areas. There are some high altitude places which are perfect to observe the stars and space in Tibet, Namtso Lake is one...
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Shangri-La, Deqen, Yunnan, China
During two weeks of language study in Lijiang, Yunnan, we took a weekend jaunt to the fabled Shangri-La. Of course, Shangri-La is an imaginary place, and the town is actually called Zhongdian. But it's a brilliant marketing idea, to say the least!...
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Kangrinboqe Peak, Burang, Ngari, China
Mt. Kailash is called Gang Rinpoche in Tibetan, meaning "Mountain of God”. This mountain is said to be the place where Sakyamuni practiced Buddhism, so it is regarded as the most sacred mountain and the "Center of the World" by Hinduism, Tibetan...
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313 Provincial Rd, Luqu Xian, Gannan Zangzuzizhizhou, Gansu Sheng, China
Langmusi is a small town in the Amdo region of China’s Tibetan Plateau. The town, which rests at 3,345 meters above sea level, is bifurcated by the Sichuan and Gansu Province border. While Langmusi is best known for the vast grasslands that...
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Gongshan, Nujiang, Yunnan, China
In the northwest corner of Yunnan Province, right up against the northeast corner of Myanmar and the southeast corner of Tibet, is one of the remotest places in China. It is the Dulong, or "Lonely Dragon" River 独龙江. The headwaters of Myanmar's...