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Buddha and the Beginnings of Buddhism

Buddha and the Beginnings of Buddhism

The world’s fourth largest religion, Buddhism is one of the most widely revered religions, with more than 520 million followers around the globe. From its humble beginnings in India, thanks to the teachings of one mortal man, Buddhism spread across the globe. Starting in around the 6th to 4th centuries BCE, Buddhism expanded from its...
Good News for the Tibet Travelers

Good News for the Tibet Travelers

We are delighted to inform you that according to the China Daily, the Tibet autonomous region plans to cut the time for issuing travel permits to overseas tourists by half in 2019, the chairman of the region said. The region will improve the service for, and management of, overseas tourists as part of the measures...
The Ancient Artworks of Western Tibet

The Ancient Artworks of Western Tibet

While most of Tibet came under the influence of the Tibetan Kings during the 7th and 8th centuries, a large area of the region on the roof of the world was held by other kingdoms. Vast stretches of the plateau in the modern-day Ngari Prefecture were once home to the ancient kingdoms of Guge and...
The Tibetan Yak – The Backbone of Tibetan Lifestyle in Tibet

The Tibetan Yak – The Backbone of Tibetan Lifestyle in Tibet

When you think of Tibet, most people imagine massive mountains and vast plains, with high lakes spread across the plateau and thousands of monasteries filled with red-robed Buddhist monks. And the ever-present yak. Wherever you go in Tibet, you will find yaks grazing on the pasturelands and beside the rivers and lakes where the grass...
Pilgrimage - The Tibetan Holy Quest

Pilgrimage – The Tibetan Holy Quest

One of the most amazing sights on the Tibetan plateau is not the stunning palaces, ancient temples, and high mountains, but is something more base and simple, and down to earth. All across the region, throughout the year, Tibetan pilgrims can be seen walking, riding, or even prostrating along the side of the road towards...
The Pilgrimage of the Tibetan Buddhist

The Pilgrimage of the Tibetan Buddhist

Pilgrimage has long been an essential part of the Tibetan Buddhist way of life, and for more than 1,300 years, Buddhists from across Tibet have undertaken this ritual journey to sacred sites in Tibet, Nepal, and India as a major part of their devotion to Buddha. In Tibetan, the word for “pilgrim” is “gnas skor...
Bage Mani Stone Wall –the longest mani stone wall in the world

Bage Mani Stone Wall –the longest mani stone wall in the world

Beijing is known for having the Great Wall of China, but this is not the only “great” wall in the country, and for some, the “other” wall is much more important.  Located in the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province, in Sershul County to the west of Chengdu, lies the longest mani stone wall...
Top Tibetan Festivals for 2019

Top Tibetan Festivals for 2019

Festivals in Tibet are an important part of the Tibetan calendar, as well as being a major part of the local people’s lives. Tibetans love festivals and celebrations, and in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, there are more than twenty major festivals throughout the year, as well as several small local festivals. The Tibetan calendar lags...
Manasarovar Lake – One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

Manasarovar Lake – One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

One of three sacred lakes in Tibet, Lake Manasarovar, which lies in the far west of Tibet, close to the sacred Mount Kailash, is one of the highest lakes in the world, lying at an altitude of around 4,590 meters above sea level. Located in the Ngari Prefecture in western Tibet, Lake Manasarovar, also known...
Things You Might Not Know for a Tibet Tour

Things You Might Not Know for a Tibet Tour

Traveling to Tibet is very different from anywhere else on the planet. This unique destination has some rules and requirements that you will not find with other holiday destinations, both in Asia and around the world. As an autonomous region of China, Tibet is a destination that requires certain permits and passes to get to,...
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