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John Claude White. From the Early Photographs of Sikkim and Bhutan series, 1888.

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Lamayuru Gompa Monastery, Ladakh Photograph by Robert Harding/Masterfile The Ladakh region, culturally Tibetan, is home to Buddhist temples and gompas, or monasteries, including Lamayuru. This arid Himalaya land was closed to visitors until the 1970s, and it remains sparsely populated. -Gotta get to Ladakh!