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Ream Fisherfolk

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Our trip through the river and estuary of the park provided us with the opportunity to observe the fisher families at work. Once numbering in the hundreds, a sturdy few chose to remain when the area was declared a national park. They lead simple unhurried lives, living off whatever the sea and forest provide. Not the easiest of lives for sure, but whenever we came upon a family or group, we were treated to a friendly smile or wave. For me, this was the highlight of the trip out to Sihanoukville.

This set of images is dedicated to Chris – brother, fellow traveler and partner-in-crime. I look forward to our next adventure!

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Written by xinapray

January 23, 2011 at 12:16 am

The Faces of Litang

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Litang is a rugged high-country town located in the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. Historically, it was part of the ancient Tibetan province of Kham. At 4,100 metres (13,450 feet) above sea level, it is >400 metres higher than Lhasa and one of the highest towns in the world.

These images are of the nomad family that my companions stayed with. We were all scheduled to stay in their tents but I got sick on the drive to Litang and ended up staying at a local guest house (I had it rough, I know).

Tibetan boy, Litang, Sichuan, China.

Tibetan girl, Litang, Sichuan, China.

 Tibetan father and child, Litang, Sichuan, China.

 

I made these images at the Ganden Thubchen Choekhorling Monastery on the northern end of town. The monastery was founded in 1520 and was home to the 7th and 10th Dalai Lamas, both of whom were born in Litang. One of the temples is being rebuilt and the morning that we visited, the town youth were moving planks and scaffolding into the great hall.

Tibetan youth at Ganden Thubchen Choekhorling Monastery, Litang, Sichuan, China.

Tibetan youth at Ganden Thubchen Choekhorling Monastery, Litang, Sichuan, China.

 

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October 31, 2010 at 12:20 am

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