Experience Tibet Without a Permit at Labrang Monastery

Tibetan Culture Outside Tibet at Labrang Monastery China

Why You Should Visit the Labrang MonasteryThe Labrang Monastery in Xiahe, Gansu Province in China is one of the best places to experience Tibetan culture without traveling to Tibet itself. In fact, even though it doesn’t fall within the borders of the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) as defined by the Chinese…

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How to Be an Elephant-Friendly Tourist in Nepal

How to Be an Elephant-Friendly Tourist in Nepal

​Guest article by Diana from The Elephant Soul.​Nepal Elephants: The ContextRiding an elephant is on many people’s bucklet list. Should it be on yours?We’ve all seen images of people trekking in the beautiful mountains of Nepal, or of the Kathmandu temples where mysticism and spirituality converge. There are other photos…

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