|This vast prairie is located in the highest county of the world, Litang, it’s around|
4300 meters above sea-level.
Yak herdsmen used to live a nomadic existence – moving across the high plains of Tibet. Today, thanks to government investment, they now live in settled communities. But many of their traditions remain.
This vast prairie is located in the highest county of the world, Litang, it’s around 4300 meters above sea-level. With plenty of grass as far as the eye can see, for generations Tibetans living on this land have made their living by grazing herds. The Yak is still their most precious possession. In the past, their tents were made of sheets of woven yak hair supported by a few wooden poles. In summer it’s hot here, and in winter it’s very cold.
This tent is where the herdsmen used to live for the whole year. And this tent on my right side is provided by the government for them to use in the summer time after the settlements were built.
At the beginning, many people were skeptical. They were worried that their traditional life would be destroyed after settling. But as the rows of red roof, blue brick wall, well-planned houses were built up, the herdsmen’s concern were gradually removed.