Some of these goods were offerings for pilgrims; others were souvenirs. The variety of wares mirrored the competing cultures of the city.
Shigatse is both an urban centre and a primary pilgrimage site. In the Kailash region, over 1, kilometres from Lhasa, we met a young nomad woman and shepherd. She took out her cellphone and started texting. A day later, on the eastern side of the pilgrimage route around Mount Kailash, we met another nomad woman similarly engrossed.
She drank from a can of red bull as she ordered supplies for her teahouse on her cellphone. Juxtaposition is as much a part of the landscape in Tibet as nostalgic images of open vistas and mountain peaks.
They cut the horizon like scarecrows. The ancient Guge Kingdom is currently being renovated by the Chinese government. Chinese tourists were posing in front of a large monument near the entrance to the site. Little was occurring in the way of cultural preservation.
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