Tibetans and Horse: Xiahe, Gansu, China

My epic trip across China was from Shanghai in the east to Kashgar in the far western province of Xinjiang.

I stopped off at Gansu in Inner Mongolia (northern China), to visit Xiahe, which is a Tibetan town next to the Labulang Monastery. In fact, I have to say (sadly), that the population ratio of Tibetans to Chinese in Xiahe is greater than in Tibet. The Tibetans in Xiahe were also somewhat more relaxed than those in occupied Tibet.

This photo was taken in ‘The Grasslands,’ an area beyond Xiahe that is very much like the pampas of Argentina.

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Xiahe, China, April, 1996

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~ by lovedubs on March 16, 2007.

 
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