Here’s a classic moment during our trip to Gyantse, Tibet. The Memorial Hall of Anti British, has there been a better named establishment on this humble globe? I certainly can’t think of one.
The place was actually closed when we arrived, but that wasn’t going to stop us from getting to see this fact filled place of truth. We asked the ambling workers if we could come in, and after a few minutes of waiting around, a guard type chap becons us to follow him and he opens the doors and switches the lights on. Personally I find it crazy that such a place doesn’t have people flocking to it every day.
The hall was full of fantastic facts about how terrible the British were to the poor Tibetan people and how we came crashing in with our future-tech weapons, wiping out the peasant types as they stood armed only with sticks and stones and the occasional knife. Thankfully for Tibet, when China came and took back the state from the wicked British (Cause it was China’s before we came crashing in) all calm was restored and everyone lived happily ever after.
The British aren’t blameless in all this, there were certainly bad and selfish acts performed by the empire, but the slant that this museum gives is both laughable and sad at the same time.