To fully understand China, it should be experienced through insight into its many different sides, its many different faces, most of which are rarely seen by foreign visitors. From modern metropolises filled with neon and skyscrapers, which almost all Western visitors pass through, to dozens of medium-sized cities in the country’s interior where far fewer outsiders visit, to thousands of smaller traditional villages spread out through the vast countryside many of which many have never been seen by Westerners, the opportunities to see China’s many faces and people are plenty. . In fact, one of the most fascinating parts of China is the Himalayan Plateau which covers over one third of the country and is home to dozens of isolated and ancient cultures. Many of these places are as far off the “beaten track” as it is possible.