Dungkar and Piyang ancient cave paintings

Dungkhar and Piyang are possibly the oldest caves and its painting in Ngari Region. Its extensive cave paintings were discovered in the early 1990s. It is located 40 Kms from the Guge Kingdom. The most popular wall painting is in the Mandala Cave. If you are visiting the Mount Kailash Region, it is highly recommended… Read more →

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Grasslands of Amdo

This can be done as a week-long trip with an easy trek from Rebkong to Wendo in Amdo. On the first day we will visit Lho dorjee Dark caves, which is one of the historic sights in Amdo. In the afternoon we will visit and see Tibetan Painting culture at local artist homes.  We start… Read more →

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Nangchen the ancient kingdom

Nangchen, is a county of Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southernmost Qinghai province. The county seat is Xangda, built in a side valley and on the right bank of the Dza Chu (upper reaches of the Mekong). The county’s name is derived from the former king (nang chen rgyal po) and kingdom of Nangchen, it… Read more →

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Derge’s famous printing press

My favorite place is Derge Parkhang, the great ancient printing press where the great Xylographic books were produced  for the entire Tibetan plateau as well as the Buddhist world.

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Canyons of Guge Kingdom

After driving across the vast Tibetan plateau, I think one of the more amazing experiences in Tibet is to climb to the top of the high pass past Kailash and drop into the deep canyons of the Guge Kingdom, completely unexpected, very dramatic, eroded and ochre-colored cliffs spreading as far as the eye can see…. Read more →

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