Lama Ngawang Peljor (R) talks with a peddler outside the Rongpu Monastery near Mount Qomolangma in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, May 17, 2017.
Photo taken on April 25, 2017 shows the empty Zham Town, Xigaze Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, April 25, 2017.
The highway linking Medog, the last roadless county in China, with its neighboring Bome county in Tibet was formally opened to traffic on Oct. 31, 2013, ending the county's isolation from the outside world.
Peach blossoms are pictured in front of a snow mountain in Bomi County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 29, 2017.
The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu Saturday lamented some Buddhist temples and monks are being eroded by commercialization and called on followers to behave correctly.