Kham is the Tibetan name for the eastern third of the Tibetan plateau. While the culture and history of Kham are closely connected to those of central Tibet, the region has many special features. Khampas are known for their warlike spirit and rich, diverse culture.
Kham Aid Foundation was founded in 1997 to support conservation of Kham's architecture and art. Since then it has developed a broad range of assistance programs.