18th October 2004, 05:25 AM
18th October 2004, 05:53 AM
Kailash ! Hope to go there some time in future.
Originally Posted by frankliu
18th October 2004, 10:18 AM
whether money, "handphone, computer, hi-fi, highway, cars and trains and condo and etcetcetcetc" or other toys become their new ruler is certainly an issue, but it's not really our business. whether a country chooses development, fast or slow, or stagnation, is the right of its people.
in the web article quoted by boochap, it highlights the romanticisation of tibet in some literature. it also highlights what it felt to be the actual Old Tibet, much of which is true, as corroborated by many sources, including the dalai lama. it however also draws information from tainted sources without having these sources their due (dis)credit.
what is undeniable is that tibetans aren't han chinese. they don't share the same written or spoken language. they don't even share the same language class. they don't share a great many customs. to the casual visitor, despite the whitewashing done in areas visited by tourists, it is clear that we have come upon a different country.
vietnam has been similarly influenced by old dynasties of china too, and for a longer period even - about a thousand years. vietnam shared more commercial relationships with china, and even their form of buddhism is more akin to china's. if china could bully vietnam, it would be able to find more justification to call vietnam part of china. but vietnam has shown that it can't even be bullied by america. so it was fortunate that china didn't pick such a tough target.
whether money or handphones rule, i believe ultimately tibetans still want tibetans to rule. as that web article highlighted, they just don't want to go back to bad old days. which people would?
19th October 2004, 03:01 AM
Sorry, this is definitely NOT Kailash but north face of Mt Everest near its base camp at Tinggri. Pls research carefully.
Originally Posted by laokayu
Last edited by YogiBear; 19th October 2004 at 03:04 AM.
19th October 2004, 03:53 AM
Some of you "i-am-right-you-are-wrong-oh-i-am-so-smart" people just make me sick.
Those who contributed constructively, thanks for all the info and photos.
Last edited by Twilo; 19th October 2004 at 07:23 AM.
19th October 2004, 06:14 AM
Many apologies for the wrong id.
Originally Posted by YogiBear
19th October 2004, 09:42 AM
that was so educational and constructive. any more?
Originally Posted by Twilo
20th October 2004, 09:45 AM
useful info. up for my future ref
Originally Posted by Maxwellian
22nd October 2004, 11:53 AM
Originally Posted by scanner
That Ok Bro ,
I hope this thread will not create any misunderstanding ...
Thanks for ur contribution ..