Ciril Jazbec. Gya Ice Stupa.
Gya Village is the first Village settlement of Ladakh. The village is still not been influenced by the modernization and it still works on old sustainable lifestyles. The youth association Gya is one of the most active group in Ladakh and they provide platforms for upcoming youth of their village through workshops and education coaching camps.
This Ice stupa is been built by the youth of Gya and is India’s first Ice Cafe. The Ice stupa is made near a stream, although unlike others this Ice stupa won’t provide water for irrigation but they are planning to use this water for plantation.
This winter Gya has been main attraction for winter destination for both locals and outsiders as an alternative to Phyang ice stupa last year.
Ciril Jazbec is a multi-award-winning photographer and filmmaker. His international recognitions include the World Press Photo Award in 2021, Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 2013, Magnum 30 under 30 in 2015, and National Geographic Society grants. He is co-founder of TENT Film, a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine and a National Geographic Explorer.
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