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Tibetan homes in Kham are handsome, Tibet 2013

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Anyone traveling through Kham is struck by the region's beautiful houses. Made of traditional materials in diverse styles, Tibetan homes in Kham are handsome, spacious, and well adapted to their environment. What distinguishes them most from the houses of central Tibet is the abundant and skillful use of wood. Kham has always possessed great forests, wood is an excellent building material, therefore carpentry skills in Kham have been developed to a high degree.

Tibetans still have a strong hand in shaping the architectural landscape of their homeland.

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Taken on September 8, 2013