Inside Tibet: Rare film of pre-Chinese Invasion

Fascinating journey of a U.S. military and diplomatic mission from Gangtok, India, to Lhasa, Tibet during World War II. Scenes of Tibetan natives, terrain, travel facilities, housing, a New Year religious festival, the Dalai Lama’s palaces in Lhasa, monasteries and other religious buildings. 40 minutes.

Dalai Lama aged 10On the journey of a U.S. military and diplomatic mission from Gangtok, India, to Lhasa, Tibet during World War II. The party journeys through Natu La and Kechu La passes, stops at the British trail station, Gyantse, reviews troops of Tropji Regiment and is ferried across the Brahmaputra River. Scenes of Tibetan natives, terrain, travel facilities, housing, a New Year religious festival, the Dalai Lama’s palaces in Lhasa, monasteries and other religious buildings.

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40 minutes.

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Author: Buddhism Now

Buddhism Now is an online Buddhist magazine based upon the teachings of the Buddha. Buddhist Publishing Group (BPG) was formed in 1983 and published the paper issue of Buddhism Now between 1989-2007.

6 thoughts on “Inside Tibet: Rare film of pre-Chinese Invasion”

  1. Namaskar
    Wonderful historic document
    How special to be able to see how people lived and shared en celebrated life together
    Lahsa how special to be able to travel there added to wish list
    Thank you

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