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Ruins of the Guge Kingdom

The ruins of the Guge Kingdom on the outskirts of Zhada County in southwest China's Tibet autonomous region date back some 1,000 years. The Guge Kingdom used to be the region's center of cultural and economical development. Known as the "Old Summer Place of Tibet," it is the cradle of many ancient crafts, including carpentry, wall painting, ceramics and textile technology. To prevent the historical relics from falling into disrepair, local have set up a management station to patrol and maintain the premises. Photo:

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