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Horse riders on the grassland of Taktsang Lhamo, Tibet | by reurinkjan
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Horse riders on the grassland of Taktsang Lhamo, Tibet

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Horse riders on the left foot of the small hill.


Taktsang Lhamo (Langmusi in Chinese) is a beautiful small Tibetan town straddling the Gansu-Sichuan border in east Amdo. While Rebkong and Labrang are mostly farming areas, Taktsang Lhamo is mostly a nomadic region. Large herds of yaks and sheep can be found and Tibetans live in traditional style tents during the summer and fall. Two large monasteries, Sertri and Kirti, are in the area. The town, lying at 3300m, is surrounded by mountains which are covered in snow for most of the year. Taktsang Lhamo offers excellent horse trekking through the grasslands and mountains.


During the Cultural Revolution all the monasterys in Taktsang Lhamo where totally devastated . In 1981 Tibetans began reconstruction , these monasterys now houses about 400 monks.

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Taken on October 3, 2009