13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Children in Turtuk, India

The children running through the peaceful shadowy alleys of Turtuk village, Nubra Valley, Ladakh region, state Jammu & Kashmir, India. Turtuk is a Baltistan village , formerly part of Pakistan until 1971. Today, Turtuk is the last inhabited frontier by Balti Muslims before the border. Baltistan together with Kashmir is a quite politically sensitive area between India and Pakistan. And this is the main reason why Indian government made Turtuk accessible for tourists now (it was forbidden in the past).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Turtuk village, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Quynh Anh Nguyen