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dried cow dung in handy portions on the walls - Tibet

dried cow dung in handy portions on the walls

Drying cow dung for firewood

The lack of firewood in this waste land of the Himalaya makes people creative. They collect the cow dung, put it into handy portions (dinner plate size) and let it dry on walls/house walls. Nothing else but recycling. Using the rare natural resources carefully!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 5, 2006
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Using the enrgy of the sun - Tibet
Using the enrgy of the sun

Another way to save natural resources and to overcome the lack of firewood is using sunenergy by collectingmirrors to heat up the teawater for example. Clever!

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 3, 2006
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pilgrims in front of the Jokhang Temple - Tibet

pilgrims in front of the Jokhang Temple

Strong religious belief

Despite the Chinese surpressing of the traditional Tibetan belief, especially concerning the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans kept their faith. There are still so many Nomads and Pilgrims circling their holy places with their prayer wheels and an om mani padme hum on their lips. Some do their pilgrim circuit all the way by their full body length on the ground - really amazing! And nevertheless how much money they have (or not have) they always donate some for Buddha. The pic shows pilgrims in front of the Jokhang Temple, the holiest Tibetan Temple.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 10, 2005
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