Last Updated on February 23, 2006


September 2005: The First book ever published about the Ancient Stone Towers of the Tribal Corridor will be for sale
(Bi-lingual Chinese-English version) :
“Secret Towers of the Himalayas”
..A journey tracking the ancient tribes of the Himalayas through the impressive but forgotten remains of their glorious past.
In the US, the English version will be named
“The Lost Civilization of the Star-shaped Towers”

Help save these unique structures, protect the local environment and give their pride back to the descendants of these exceptional Middle-ages builders


...See all the photos that were shown at the United Nations in New York
...And many never published before
...Discover these amazing earthquake resistant sky-scrapers
...Spy on the colorful and now impoverished minorities who toil in their shadows
…Learn about the pride and grandeur of their glorious ancestors.

Text by Frederique Darragon, professor Honoris Causa at Sichuan University, who has done 12 field trips and worked on that project for 7 years.
In June 2003 she introduced the forgotten towers to the UNESCO, hoping to get them on the World Heritage List
In 2005, she applied to the World Monuments Fund for the inscription of theses towers on their 2006 World Monuments Watch

             Also with photos of exotic and endangered local animals and of rare flowers

           Many of the photos are by Frederique Darragon.
The other photos are by artists, most of whom are famous photographers, from many different origins: American, English, French, Han Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Jiarong, Tibetan and Yi. The list is not completed but it will include Andrea Bruno, Chang De, Mike Hill, Han Yuanhua, He Zhenhua, Lan Yong, Lu Hailin, Andrea Migliorini, Kenzo Okawa, Wang Kaiyou, Wang she Bo, Yang Qiang, Zhao Hong, and Zhe li
They all have graciously authorized the use of their photos.

              Frederique has also filmed and co-produced the Documentary

  “Secret Towers Of the Himalayas”
       See it on Discovery Channel
            Check their website for dates

           And organized a photo exhibit that was held at the United Nations
And now travels
To Chengdu (Sichuan University Museum) from June 27 to August 30, 2005
To Beijing (French Cultural Center) from September 19 to 30, 2005
To Paris and Hong Kong in fall 2006

            Click here for detailed locations

you can check the other artists on their  web sites (Mike Hill) ( Lan Yong, Lu Haillin and Sun Lei )  (Kenzo Okawa)