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Remote region in Nepal races to preserve culture

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 05:50
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A Nepalese artist restoring sacred Buddhist murals in a monastery in Lo Manthang, capital of the isolated Upper Mustang region.

Nepal

IN Nepal's isolated, high-altitude desert of Upper Mustang, a new road to China is bringing economic transformation to the former Buddhist kingdom, once a centre for trans-Himalayan commerce.

The remote region is ringed with vast canyons and red mountains that, legends say,