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Tibetan border towns

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Zongdian town, Yunnan.

Zongdian lies on the former Tibet/China border and is currently in the process of being modernised – Chinese style! This picture depicts the clear line of destruction as new buildings crush old with seemingly little respect for traditional Tibetan heritage.

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Showing sections of a monastery by a local monk.


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Xiencheng monastery, Sichuan.

Recently Tibetans have been allowed to re-build their monasteries. This one will be the third largest in China when it is finished.


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View from Xiencheng, Sichuan.

Showing white painted houses made from compressed earth.

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A local drew his own house for me.


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Panda, Chengdu Zoo, Sichuan.

Between visits to the dentist, I went to see my new friend Mr Panda a couple of times.


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Poudsa, Xiencheng, Sichuan.

Eating in China was great, especially when there were good martial arts films going on at the same time!


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Gongashan monastery, Yadding, Sichuan.

Sketch is signed elegantly by the elderly head monk.

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Picture by younger monks of the monastery.


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