Monks are cleaning up

August 11, 2012.
In Summer 2012 a Xining based community service NGO traveled to three communities in Kham, working with local community leaders and monastery representatives on raising environment awareness and exploring ecotourism opportunities in their areas. The local communities are interested in developing ecotourism to protect their surroundings again mass tourism initiatives, preserve traditional lifestyles like nomadic herding and to provide sustainable income for locals.
monks are getting training in waste disposal

monks are getting training in waste disposal

International tourism experts worked alongside local experts to give an introduction in the basic requirements for ecotourism and look at possible ecotourism products like home stay, hiking, horse trekking, cultural tours, art courses and other local experiences. SInce monasteries play a leading role in these areas and a clean environment is key for ecotourism to be a success, monks were given practical training in biodegrading time of waste, organizing clean up programs and the importance of making waste management systems. The monks will share their new knowledge with the local communities.

 

 

Favorite Places in Tibet

Favorite places in Tibet

Favorite walk: Kora of Ganden Monastery

This is one of the most beautiful walks near Lhasa, a lovely drive through green countryside and traditional villages to get to Ganden Monastery. I always come into contact with the most colorful and friendly pilgrims while doing the half-hour Kora. The views of the checkered fields from the hill are wonderful, with rivers cutting their way through the valleys and mountains providing the backdrop

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Thanks Kim Bannister!