Litang monastery - SupChina

Litang monastery

Litang, one of the highest towns in the world, with an elevation of 4,100 meters, is located in the southwest of Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province. The town is a major center of Tibetan culture in Kham, a historical region of Tibet.

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Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.