Ladakh and Zanskar by Marek Zgorzelski

Ladakh and Zanskar

By Marek Zgorzelski

  • Release Date: 2013-05-06
  • Genre: Asia
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Description

Between the highest mountain ranges of the world - the Himalayas and the Karakoram - stretches the geographical region of Little Tibet. This region is sometimes referred to as Shangri-La, the Land of Happy People. It is also dubbed as the Moon Country. In the 7th century, the Chinese traveller Hiuan Tsang called it Ma-Lo-Pho - the Red Country. It was also known as Ripul - the Mountainous Country. The name of Ladwak, Land Under the Pass, gave the rise to the current name referring to the Kingdom of Ladakh.

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