Kham then and now. A photoblog showing how eastern Tibet looked in the 1920s and how the same places and people look now. Based on the explorations of botanist Joseph Rock.
The cantilevered bridge and riverside stonework must all be very recent, none of that was around when we visited in 2005. Still, an impressive monument.
Yes there's a lot of reburbishment/upgrading going on at the Labrang monastery complex. The bridge was actually in the middle of a lot of construction work. I heard that the provincial government is spending millions of rmb on the temple as a way of gaining favour and 'preserving harmony'.
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