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.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Still on my 'to do' list
One place I'd still like to visit is Kangwu monastery near Muli - known to Joseph Rock as 'Kopati'. It was one of the Muli king's three residences and seems to be the one he favoured as being more personal and homely compared to the grandeur and formality of the big monastery complex at Muli proper. This is one of the few modern pictures of Kamgwu that I have been able to find on the Chinese interwebs:
Dr Joseph Rock was an Austrian-born American botanist who explored the Tibetan borderlands of Sichuan and Yunnan ins the 1920s and 30s. This is a blog of my travels to revisit the amazing places he described in the National Geographic magazine.