Faces of Tibet


The Tibetan people are very beautiful, both inside and out. I found them to be very kind, quick to laugh, and gentle. They seemed to be very contented and peaceful people. Here are a few of the faces and wonderful clothing we spotted. Many of these people have come on a pilgrimage to these temples that we are visiting from remote parts of Tibet, wearing their native dress.

Very, very long braids, all fastened together at bottom:

A high mountain shepherd:

This monk took many photos of the girls:

A blind musician:

Some of the braids have intricate cloth and metalwork attached:

At a mountain pass at 4700m (15,000 ft.), many women wear a mask to protect their cheeks and mouth from the cold, dry air.

A truly beautiful smile:

Some women braid coloured thread into their hair and fold it over their head like this:

The servers at the Snowland Restaurant in Lhasa:

Our guide, Pema, wearing a traditional Eastern Tibetan hat:

Our driver, Lobsang, with his infectious grin:

3 Comments to

“Faces of Tibet”

  1. On November 10th, 2010 at 4:45 am NatureNerd Says:

    Such beautiful people and beautiful photos. I hope you guys will do a slideshow one day.

  2. On November 10th, 2010 at 12:20 pm Katrina Says:

    such great smiles, really great to see. excellent photos.xo

  3. On November 10th, 2010 at 3:21 pm Laura Says:

    BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS – the colours, the smiles,the faces…

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