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Tibet travel news: Tibet travel permit updated.

Tibet travel news: Tibet travel permit updated.

Documents required to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for foreigners living and working in mainland China. 1.  Scan copy or clear image of the main page of the passport. 2.  Scan copy or clear image of the main page of Chinese Visa or Residence Permit. 3.  Scan copy or clear image of one of...
Tibetan Butter Lamp

Tibetan Butter Lamp

The Tibetan butter lamp burning is one of the oldest ways of offering to god and goddess. It is called Kame in Tibetan. The yak butter is used for the lamp, but these days’ people also use vegetable oil and ghee. The butter lamp is the feature of Tibetan Buddhist temples, monasteries, and households of...
Tibetan Architecture - Wondrous Tibetan Tradition

Tibetan Architecture – Wondrous Tibetan Tradition

As your Tibet tour is going on, one of the most interesting thing you might notice anywhere in Tibet is the architecture, the earliest recorded religious architecture – the Jokhang temple in Lhasa (7th century) owes a lot of its influences from Newari (Nepal) and Pala (Indian) styles. Still, Tibet has gradually grown its own...
Prostrating Pilgrims: Gaining Merit Towards Enlightenment

Prostrating Pilgrims: Gaining Merit Towards Enlightenment

In Tibetan Buddhism, there are two popular ways of accumulating religious merit: prostrations and pilgrimages. A full prostration requires a pilgrim to put both knees, elbows, and forehead on the ground to show veneration of the Lord Buddha, his teachings, and the community. At the same time, pilgrimages require Tibetans to travel to holy sites...
Mani Stones—the Artistic and Spiritual Beauty

Mani Stones—the Artistic and Spiritual Beauty

Several pleasing objects visually enrich your experience of the Tibet Holiday to see in Tibet. Apart from the ubiquitous colorful prayer flags, we have the beautiful Mani stones at almost every Buddhist site of attractions on the roof of the world—be it in the compounds of monasteries and on the mountain peaks or by the...
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