The Trapchishar house, located on Barkor street adjacent to the 7th century Jokhang temple, was derelict and scheduled for demolition. In a pilot project, this house, and the ancient Chotrikhang (Dharma Throne House) next door, were restored by the Tibet Heritage Fund in 1996. The original tenants, who subsequently moved back into the house, were involved in the planning stages and in further upgrading and maintenance works. In 1997, the house also got a new sewage-pipe connected toilet.
Drawing by Pimpim de Azevedo
Bird's eye view of the Trapchishar house and the ancient Chotrikhang recently restored by the Lhasa Archive Project, Tibet Heritage Fund.
text and images © Asian Arts and the Lhasa Archive Project; drawing © Pimpim de Azevedo.
digital photo by I. Alsop