Photo: Michael Yamashita's road to Shangri-La

Culture, Travel | by Aimee Groom
Posted: December 19th, 2012 | Updated: December 19th, 2012 | Comments
Tibetan pilgrimage_tea horse road Photojournalist Tea Horse Road through the stunning landscapes of Sichuan and Yunnan and into Tibet. Five years in the making, it's an epic tale that documents the changing face of Tibet over a period that has seen a great deal of economic and political upheaval with the region closed to foreign visitors for long periods of time. While the restrictions on travel to Tibet slowed down the book's publication, it's been well worth the wait and it's a chronicle filled with breathtaking imagery and considered commentary that captures the essence of this elusive and rapidly changing paradise. More after the jump.... Current Tibet travel restrictions mean Tibet Travel Permits (TTP) are only available to groups of five travelers of the same nationality. This excludes citizens of the UK, Austria, Korea and Norway who are inexplicably not permitted to apply. Inquire with a reputable travel agent like Ctrip to Aba and Ganzi which offer similar landscapes and cultural influences without the need for a special permit.
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