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4000 metres + (quite) A few from Tibet
Posted By: fractal, 05-12-2009, 12:22 AM

I took these awhile back now on my first trip to China. Not taken with my K200D but my with previous camera which was a Fujifilm bridge cam. Me and my fiancee did have a trip vaguely planned to go back to Tibet but as her Australian visa was processed quite quickly unfortunately we do not have time for the trip so i thought i'd share these.

All taken in the TAR (Tibetan Autonomous Region). Yunnan & Sichuan provinces.

















































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05-14-2009, 03:16 AM   #16
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Cheers Neil.

As for the chainsaw wielding Tibetan, that was a disaster waiting to happen, if i ever saw one. Actually, i stood there for 10 minutes before he got on the bike. Before he got on the bike he had the thing f*@king roaring in the street. It seemed as though no one had ever seen a chainsaw in their life and there was a crowd gathered around him as he just revved the thing.. can you rev a chainsaw? I'm not sure how to put it exactly. But he seemed to be having the time of his life revving the chainsaw away whilst people stood by in awe.

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Outstanding. There is so much good work in this Photo forum, I miss too much of it. Glad I came by this time.
(But of cause also good that this is a used and popular sub-forum)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonson PL Quote
Outstanding. There is so much good work in this Photo forum, I miss too much of it. Glad I came by this time.
(But of cause also good that this is a used and popular sub-forum)
Thanks mate.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fractal Quote
Thanks mate.
I would so love to see Tibet one day.
Did you have trouble adjusting to the altitude ?

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Jonson; All of these towns are not technically Tibet. They are part of Tibetan Autnomous Region.

Most of these shots were taken in Litang which is a little higher than Lhasa, 4014 metres. One of the blokes in our troupe was more or less bed ridden with altitude related migraines.. funnily enough he was half Chinese. As a smoker i thought i did ok. Walking around for one hour will wreck you though. I did however wake up in the middle of the night in one town gasping for breath.

If you are eager to see Tibet though, i would advise you to get yourself a Chinese visa and do it within the boundaries. Lhasa has become almost Chinese and really detracts from the Tibetan experience. Not to mention the ridiculous permits and such you need to enter 'Tibet'.. Its just another way for the Chinese government to earn money.

If you do travel the TAR expect no frills travel though. Most hotels do not have a shower, let alone a toilet. The earth is your toilet and also you may have to hitch hike due to unreliable bus services.
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The last shots i could dig up.








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QuoteOriginally posted by fractal Quote
The last shots i could dig up.








Wow, these are great as well.
Looks like something from a distant past.


What is the difference between Tibet with Lhasa, and TAR ? Are they located in different areas ? And therefore TAR is not under Chinese rule ?

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Thanks for posting. Wonderful series and some great portraits here.

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