China

Tibetan towns of Chengdu ( China )

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The region of Chengdu is famous for its reserve of Panda bears, paying a few dollars they can touch and caress the pandas from the reserve.


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But it is very interesting for another reason, It is one of the border regions and gateway to Tibet. Traveling through the West of the region of Chengdu can be the feeling of visiting Tibet, They preserve the Tibetan culture. There are very authentic villages, as Kanding, Litang or Batang, among many others.

 

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Remember that it is a mountainous region and can suffer badly from height, I lost count of all the pills I took. It is best to visit this region quietly, so the body gets used to the height, also will save us some other vomit.

 

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In this region still practice a peculiar funeral ceremony, the priest cuts the corpse to pieces to feed the vultures, in this way his soul ascends into heaven. The most appropriate place to witness this ritual is Litang and surroundings, Although it is not suitable for all stomachs.

 

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The nearest village to the border is Batang, You can access the first Tibetan people. There are many controls and spies Chinese in these Tibetan villages. I was visiting Tibet during 4 hours, until the police arrested me and questioned. Photocopies of passport were made and sent back with the first bus to Batang, where I stayed for a week secluded, to be icy roads. To enter Tibet, the best way is the train to the deeper regions, where is the policing more permissive.

 

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This region is highly recommended and a fascinating culture, do not miss it !. You can see all the images to full screen in the section of Photographs.

 

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