December 15, 2014

Khampa Nomads of Tibet

Photograph by Philipp Engelhorn, Redux

The nomadic Khampa of Tibet wear their finest traditional garments and jewelry during an annual horse-racing festival held in late summer—the last celebration before the onset of winter on the high Tibetan Plateau. Monks, pilgrims, and city dwellers join in the festivities around a tent city featuring food stalls, teahouses, and stores.

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