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Those seeking vacations to occupied Tibet are often attracted by the idea of a rich, ancient and exotic Buddhist culture.
Well this just in, that’s virtually dead, oppressed, eliminated and replaced with a fake version. One controlled and authorized by the Chinese regime.
The costumes, music and performances are all precisely assembled, like a military exercise. As evidenced by the painted smiles on the Tibetans it’s entirely cosmetic, designed to convince tourists and the wider world that Tibet’s culture is alive and well under Chinese rule.
It’s a distraction to conceal the reality that Tibet’s cultural identity is being steadily eradicated.