Lebugou: Beautiful and mysterious Tibetan border villages

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Publish Time: 2020-09-02 Author: From: CGTN

On the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Lebugou, Cona County, Shannan City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, there lie a number of villages primarily inhabited by Mongpa people.

An aerial view of Mamaxiang, Cona County, Shannan City, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. /CGTN

The elevation of this border region is drastically lower than most part of the Tibetan Plateau, making it one of the most rainy and humid places in Tibet.

Street view of Mamaxiang in Lebugou. /CGTN

Due to a lack of infrastructure, Lebugou used to be isolated from the outside world. However, in recent years, the local government has been promoting tourism in the region by building more homestay hotels and restaurants, and repopulating the area with residents from other areas.

Bonfire party at Mamaxiang with Monpa dancers. /CGTN

CGTN reporters with a local guide walking along a street in Mamaxiang. /CGTN

The remains of a temporary palace of Tsangyang Gyatso, the 6th Dalai Lama (1683-1706). /CGTN

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