Seamus Murphy Photography

shambhaia: Khocho, near Turpan. Xinjiang Province. China. August 2007 Workers heading home at dusk from Khocho the place identified by expert Ed Bernbaum as Shambhala's most likely prototype. Formerly an enormous city, with towering walls that ran for miles in a giant circle and was a warren of alleyways, temples, and inner palaces.