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The sheepherder

Publish Time: 2017-10-13 Author: Chen Man From: Kangba TV

Passing through the country road of Mangtso Village, Lhunze County, Shannan City, Tibet Autonomous Region, Dawa Gyaltsen, a sheepherder, drives flocks of sheep to the mountain to look for forage every day. As the only sheepherder of the village, he has been herding sheep over the past 13 years.

In the morning, golden rays of the sun pierce the cloud, touch the village and awaken the villagers from their sweet dreams. (Photo/ China Tibet News)

Dawa Gyaltsen, 57 years old, is the sheepherder of Mangtso Village. He manages over 700 sheep in the village, and receives a monthly income of about 600 yuan. (Photo/ China Tibet News)

Since he picked up the whip, 13 years have past. Exposing to the weather, his dark-colored face has been reddened by the wind and sunshine. In the mountain valley, “Zhanian” (a string instrument) and flocks of sheep are his best companions. However, as he has suffered from rheumatic disease in recent years, he could not play “Zhanian” just like before. (Photo/ China Tibet News)

Usually, as children are in school, only the couple live at home. “I am in poor health, and cannot do the heavy work. I earn a living by herding sheep,” said Dawa Gyaltsen. After the last drag of the cigarette, he will set off. (Photo/ China Tibet News)


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