Yunnan-Tibet: The Tea Horse Road

Yunnan-Tibet: The Tea Horse Road
The Brahmaputra ('Yarlung Tsangpo') cuts its way through the Tibetan desert, Photo Credit: Anirban Mahapatra

Stretching nearly 4,000 kilometres through the expansive, formidable and breathtakingly beautiful geography of Yunnan and Tibet. Photos by Anirban Mahapatra

Anirban Mahapatra
April 08 , 2014
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The Brahmaputra ('Yarlung Tsangpo') cuts its way through the Tibetan desert
An alternative view of that most majestic thing, Mt Everest
A farming family travels on a horse-drawn cart through the rugged mountain terrain of Central Tibet
A village wakes up to a crisp morning in the heart of the Tibetan plateau, against the shadowy backdrop of a mountain
A Drokpa nomad
Monks at the Samye Monastery nap between chores
Butter lamps illuminate the Sakyamuni Buddha in Tsedang's Samye Monastery
A shimmering bronze sculpture of a yak stands on a promenade in the shiny glass-panelled quarters of modern Lhasa
The Tea Horse Road courses along the banks of the Yangtse as it cuts up the rugged Hengduan Mountains near the eastern border of TibetThe Tea Horse Road courses along the banks of the Yangtse
The ancient town of Lijiang lights up in dramatic shades in the evening
A Chinese belle in Lijiang
A Naxi tribal chief in Central Yunnan obligingly poses in ethnic regalia for this photograph
The ornate roofs of buildings glow in the afternoon sun in the ancient town of Dali in Yunnan
Prayer flags at Everest Base Camp against the backdrop of the north face of Everest


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