Gallery: ancient road and changes of transport in Tibet
GOV.cn Friday, June 30, 2006


Undated file photo shows a salt-fetching team marches on their way in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The salt-fetch teams, consisting of twenty to thirty people and some five hundred yaks, started its long journey at the end of winter every year. It took them several months to go to salt lakes and carried salt back to every family. The ancient tradition now ended and modern transporting ways have greatly changed the lives of Tibetan people. The Qinghai-Tibet railway will begin its trial operation on July 1. [Xinhua Photo]

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Undated file photo shows a tea-carrying team marches on their way in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. As Tibetan people keep the traditional habit of drinking tea, tea had been carried into Tibet with mules for many years. Now, modern transporting ways have greatly changed the lives of Tibetan people. [Xinhua Photo]


File photo taken in the year 1950 shows Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) walk on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau with camels carrying goods and materials. [Xinhua Photo]


File photo shows Tibetan people getting on a bus in Changdu in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The Qinghai-Tibet highway and Sichuan-Tibet highway, which opened to traffic in the year 1954, have largely increased the trades between Tibet and hinterland, transported goods and materials into Tibet. [Xinhua Photo]


File photo taken in the year 1957 shows trucks carrying foodstuff, tea, cloth, medicine and so on arrives at the Potala Palace in Lhasa. The Qinghai-Tibet highway and Sichuan-Tibet highway, which opened to traffic in the year 1954, have largely increased the trades between Tibet and hinterland, transported goods and materials into Tibet. The modern transporting ways have greatly changed the lives of Tibetan people. [Xinhua Photo]


Transporting trucks run on the Qinghai-Tibet highway in this file photo taken in 1997. The Qinghai-Tibet highway and Sichuan-Tibet highway, which opened to traffic in the year 1954, has largely increased the trades between Tibet and hinterland, transported goods and materials into Tibet. [Xinhua Photo]


Tibetan pupils wait to get on the plane in Lhasa to study in a middle school in north China's Tianjin Municipality in this file photo taken on Sept. 2, 1994. A total of 1,283 Tibetan students went to schools in other areas of China in the year of 1994. [Xinhua Photo]


Tibetans wait to book the train and bus tickets in a train-and-bus coordinated transport company in Lhasa of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region in this file photo taken in 1993. [Xinhua Photo]


Two Tibetan children smile near the train construction site in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region in this file photo taken on March 30, 2005. [Xinhua Photo]


Three Tibetans who see the train for the first time in their lives smile happily while they are in a coach of a train in Lhasa of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region in this file photo taken on October 10, 2005. [Xinhua Photo]


A train runs on the Qinghai-Tibet railway on the bank of the Co Nag Lake in north Tibet Autonomous Region, southwest China, June 11, 2006. [Xinhua Photo]

 
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Editor: Du Jing
Source: Xinhua