Mt. Kailash
A Journey to Lhasa and Mt. Kailash

Mt. Kailash

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2006-09-25 guge kingdom

From Mt. Kailash we went to the ruins of the ancient kingdom of Guge. Western Tibet.
From Mt. Kailash we went to the ruins of the ancient kingdom of Guge. Western Tibet.


Ray taking in the view from the top of a pass on the way to Guge. Western Tibet.
Ray taking in the view from the top of a pass on the way to Guge. Western Tibet.


Josh!
Josh!


Toling and Tsaparang (Guge) are located in this canyon land. Western Tibet.
Toling and Tsaparang (Guge) are located in this canyon land. Western Tibet.


The crew takes a break. Western Tibet.
The crew takes a break. Western Tibet.


Kerri in Toling. Western Tibet.
Kerri in Toling. Western Tibet.


The four of us went for an evening walk. Toling, Tibet.
The four of us went for an evening walk. Toling, Tibet.


Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple.
Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple.


The broken heads from Buddha statues. Toling, Tibet.
The broken heads from Buddha statues. Toling, Tibet.


A wooden roof beam. Toling, Tibet.
A wooden roof beam. Toling, Tibet.


Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple.
Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple.


The remains from the destruction of the cultural revolution. Toling, Tibet.
The remains from the destruction of the cultural revolution. Toling, Tibet.


Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.
Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.


Ancient door, from Tsaparang temple. Made nearly 1000 years ago. Western Tibet.
Ancient door, from Tsaparang temple. Made nearly 1000 years ago. Western Tibet.


Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.
Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.


Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.
Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.


Stupa at Toling, Tibet. Western Tibet.
Stupa at Toling, Tibet. Western Tibet.


Migmar, our driver. Western Tibet.
Migmar, our driver. Western Tibet.


One of the smaller temples at Tsaparang. Western Tibet.
One of the smaller temples at Tsaparang. Western Tibet.


Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.
Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.


The Tsaparang temple complex. Western Tibet.
The Tsaparang temple complex. Western Tibet.


Looking down into the Tsaparang temple complex. Western Tibet.
Looking down into the Tsaparang temple complex. Western Tibet.


Roof paintings in the temple. Western Tibet.
Roof paintings in the temple. Western Tibet.


Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.
Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.


All of us at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.
All of us at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.


The massive complex of buildings at Tsaparang. Western Tibet.
The massive complex of buildings at Tsaparang. Western Tibet.


Lone man riding a horse, just outside of Tsaparang. Western Tibet.
Lone man riding a horse, just outside of Tsaparang. Western Tibet.


Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.
Wall paintings at Tsaparang temple. Western Tibet.


Craving on the outside roof a temple. Western Tibet.
Craving on the outside roof a temple. Western Tibet.


Ruins on top of the mountain at Tsaparang. Western Tibet.
Ruins on top of the mountain at Tsaparang. Western Tibet.


Carved book covers. Toling, Tibet.
Carved book covers. Toling, Tibet.


Detail from the top of stupa, Toling, Tibet.
Detail from the top of stupa, Toling, Tibet.


The Sutlej river continues on it way to India. Toling, Tibet.
The Sutlej river continues on it way to India. Toling, Tibet.


Temples at Toling, Tibet.
Temples at Toling, Tibet.


Stupa at Toling, Tibet.
Stupa at Toling, Tibet.


Wall paintings at Toling temple.
Wall paintings at Toling temple.


Missing Buddha statue. Toling, Tibet.
Missing Buddha statue. Toling, Tibet.


Broken Buddha heads. Toling, Tibet.
Broken Buddha heads. Toling, Tibet.


A long row of earthen stupas. Toling, Tibet.
A long row of earthen stupas. Toling, Tibet.


Linda and Kerri. Toling, Tibet.
Linda and Kerri. Toling, Tibet.


Kerri and Josh. Toling, Tibet.
Kerri and Josh. Toling, Tibet.


One of many flats that day.
One of many flats that day.


 


All images and text Copyright © 2006 Ray Kreisel