Village in Lhasa

Nestled at the southern foot of Marpo Ri (Shöl literally means ‘at the base’), the former village of Shöl was once Lhasa’s red-light district, as well as the location of a prison, a printing press and some ancillary government buildings. Reconstructed buildings include displays on the feudal horrors of Tibetan torture. Most people give the buildings a miss.