September 24, 2006 Tibet is changing, but it's spiritual epicenter is still alive. It can be found in the Barkhor, a neighborhood lined with shops and homes featuring the stone construction, trapezoidal shapes and black-outlined windows of traditional Tibetan architecture.
September 20, 2006 More than 300,000 passengers have ridden China's railway to Tibet since it opened to traffic two months ago. China sees it as a historic event, but the train's long-term effects on the remote Himalayan region remain to be seen.
September 20, 2006 China is one of the world's fastest-growing economies, but Tibet remains one of its poorest spots. Beijing pumps billions of dollars into Tibet each year, an infusion that's partly intended to stabilize the Himalayan region.
August 27, 2006 Every August, tourists converge on the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau to watch the region's famed Khampa horsemen. The festival in Litang puts tradition on display even as modern times and government influence bring a different life to the region.