Lhasa, Tibet

Tibet is an autonomous nation within China. While it identifies as an independent country, the government of China does not recognize it as such. There has been conflict with the Tibetans and Chinese since the 1950s. You can read more about the history of this conflict here (there is a timeline at the bottom of the page).

Polyandry was officially been made illegal in Tibet in the 1980s. There are, however, some very rural families that still practice polyandry. While not degrading, Halliburton does not speak highly of the Tibetan monks. You can read more about the life of a Tibetan monk at the following webpages. The first was written in 2010; the second in 2018.

See images of other monasteries of Tibetan monks:
Taung Katal
Ki Monastery
Dhankar Monastery

In every town in Tibet, the most important building is always a monastery perched on some hill above the houses. These monasteries shelter thousands of red-robed and yellow-robed Bhuddist monks called lamas. In this image the village has been built right up to the monastery. (CC BY 2.0 ©2010 So_P)


Another instance of the village being fairly close to the monastery. (CC BY-SA 2.0 ©2003 Matthieu Lelievre)


A woman and child from the village. (CC BY 2.0 ©2011 tjabeljan)


A Tibetan monk stands next to a lady. (CC BY-SA 2.0 ©2006 Pedro Szekely)