Little Tibet

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Nov 22 2020

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Category: Asia, India

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The robust architecture is in harmony with the severe landscape. We imagine ourselves to be in Tibet but we are in Ladakh, the western corner of the Tibetan cultural region that became part of India in the 19th century. Neighbouring Tibet is now, much to its chagrin, part of China.
A ‘Line of Actual Control’ separates the two and although the people on both sides would like to be united I think that under the present circumstances the buddhist Ladakhis prefer being under Indian rather than Chinese control. A free Tibet is a far off dream.

The monastery of Lamayuru dates from the 10th century CE. It is affiliated with the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

Photo of the week: Lamayuru, Ladakh, India 2019

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