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A Tibet Outside Tibet (Part 2)

Xiahe’s Ambiance (Continued from Part 1) Xiahe, a small town of about 60,000 has a laid-back, relaxed pace of life that is a refreshing change from the busy urban lifestyle of Taipei as I’ve known.  The 7 nights I stayed in … Continue reading

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A Tibet Outside Tibet (Part 1) 西藏外的西藏(第一部)

The Summer River Town 夏河鎮 The prefecture and town of Xiahe (meaning “summer river” in Chinese) of southern Gansu province in central-western China is an eclectic, rich mix of Tibetan, Hui and Han Chinese ethnicities, ways of life and religious … Continue reading

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