• A woman prays outside of Jokhang Temple, in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. It is considered to be the spiritual center of Tibet and pilgrims come from all over the region to circle its walls.
  • A mother and child walk down stairs inside Ganden monastery in Tibet. The monastery is one of the most important in the region and sits on top of a mountain near Lhasa at an altitude over approximately 4,300m. Pilgrims steadily stream through the monastery throughout the day, exploring the narrow alleyways that criss cross the monastery's interior.
  • A young girl sleeps on the Xining to Lhasa train, a 24-hour journey that takes passengers across highland grasslands and through mountain passes into Tibet. It's regarded as one of the most interesting and visually spectacular train journeys in all of China.
  • The view while riding the Xining to Lhasa train, a 24-hour journey that takes passengers across highland grasslands and through mountain passes into Tibet. It's regarded as one of the most interesting and visually spectacular train journeys in all of China.
  • The view while riding the Xining to Lhasa train, a 24-hour journey that takes passengers across highland grasslands and through mountain passes into Tibet. It's regarded as one of the most interesting and visually spectacular train journeys in all of China.
  • The view while riding the Xining to Lhasa train, a 24-hour journey that takes passengers across highland grasslands and through mountain passes into Tibet. It's regarded as one of the most interesting and visually spectacular train journeys in all of China.
  • A traveller in Xining railway station, one of the main stops on the train journey that runs into Tibet and onto Lhasa.
  • On the road to Ganden monastery near Lhasa, a Tibetan Mastiff dog stands on a small table. Traditionally, this fearsome dog was used by farmers to protect their livestock from wolves and bears. Now, many act as props for tourists to have their photo take with, providing basic incomes for local farmers.
  • An elderly Tibetan monk walks along a trail which runs around a mountain near Lhasa, on top of which sits Ganden monastery. Pilgrims walk this trail around the sacred mountain which often narrows to no more than a foot wide at somepoints.
  • The Potala Palace in central Lhasa.
  • A balloon flies in 'Jewel Park' (Norbulinka, in Tibetan) in central Lhasa. Each year, families meet in the park to watch traditional plays and dances as part of the Sho Dun festival which dates back to the 16th Century when people would gather to give food, especially yoghurt, to local monks.
  • The view while riding the Xining to Lhasa train, a 24-hour journey that takes passengers across highland grasslands and through mountain passes into Tibet. It's regarded as one of the most interesting and visually spectacular train journeys in all of China.
  • The view while riding the Xining to Lhasa train, a 24-hour journey that takes passengers across highland grasslands and through mountain passes into Tibet. It's regarded as one of the most interesting and visually spectacular train journeys in all of China.
  • Crowds in Xining railway station, one of the main stops on the train journey that runs into Tibet and onto Lhasa.
  • A Tibetan boy stands near the edge of a swollen river near Lhasa. Temperatures are rising on the Tibetan Plateau faster than anywhere else in the world, outside the polar regions. Shrinking glaciers, drying grasslands and a changing way of life are evident in the region, as people here adapt on the front lines of climate change.
  • A bird flies over spectacular valleys near the Ganden Monastery in Tibet. Pilgrims circle the monastery which sits upon a mountain near Lhasa, offering spectacular 180 degree views of the surrounding countryside.
  • A woman prays in Ganden monastery in Tibet. The monastery is one of the most important in the region and sits on top of a mountain near Lhasa at an altitude over approximately 4,300m.
  • A woman laughs as she poses for pictures near the Potala Palace, in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa.
  • Tourists in the Potala Palace in Lhasa. One of the spiritual centers of Tibet, it is also the number one tourist sight in the city leading to thousands of tourists and pilgrims visiting each day. Most walk clockwise around the palace, pausing to pray, or take pictures, of the sacred structure before them.
  • The colourful hairband of a Tibetan lady as she sits in the 'Jewel Park' (Norbulinka, in Tibetan) in central Lhasa. Each year, families meet in the park to watch traditional plays and dances as part of the Sho Dun festival which dates back to the 16th Century when people would gather to give food, especially yoghurt, to local monks.
  • Lhasa train station, in Tibet.
  • Lhasa train station, in Tibet.
  • The view while riding the Xining to Lhasa train, a 24-hour journey that takes passengers across highland grasslands and through mountain passes into Tibet. It's regarded as one of the most interesting and visually spectacular train journeys in all of China.
  • A man checks his cellphone while riding the Xining to Lhasa train, a 24-hour journey that takes passengers across highland grasslands and through mountain passes into Tibet. It's regarded as one of the most interesting and visually spectacular train journeys in all of China.
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