• 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 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.
  • A traveller in Xining railway station, one of the main stops on the train journey that runs into Tibet and onto Lhasa.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Passengers in Xining railway station, one of the main stops on the train journey that runs into Tibet and onto Lhasa.
  • Tourists stand on a viewing platform overlooking Yamdrok Lake in Tibet. Nestled in at over 4,400m above sea level, the turqoise freshwater lake glistens, surrounded by rolling grasslands and snow-capped mountains.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tourists take in the view from 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.
  • A monk walks through 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Passengers take in 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.
  • 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 train worker in Xining railway station, one of the main stops on the train journey that runs into Tibet and onto Lhasa.
  • Crowds in Xining railway station, one of the main stops on the train journey that runs into Tibet and onto Lhasa.
  • A lone yak stands on the shores of Yamdrok Lake in Tibet. Adorned in colorful attire and decorations, its owner charges tourists to pose for photos with it. Nestled in at over 4,400m above sea level, the turqoise freshwater lake glistens, surrounded by rolling grasslands and snow-capped mountains. The climate is changing here however as temperatures are rising, altering the highland grasslands and the fragile ecosystems on the 'roof of the world'.
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