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Landscapes of Tibet, 2012

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Sogwo prefecture is a region where the dominant population is ethnically Mongol, but so thoroughly integrated with the Amdowa, that only a few distinctive cultural traits remain. The yurt, the round felt tent of Mongolis, is found in abundance here, and slight differences in dress and jewellery can be detected. The best sheepskin coats, for which this region is famous, "in Tibetan called - chuba" are made from the skins of blue sheep. All 4 monasteries within the prefecture are Gelukpa.

Sogwo (Ch Henan) is the county capital.

Area: 6.072 sq km.

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Taken on August 1, 2012