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Lake Rakshastal – The Ghost Lake of Tibet

Lake Rakshastal – The Ghost Lake of Tibet

Far out in the west of Tibet, in Burang County of Ngari Prefecture, lie two lakes, side by side. While one is renowned as a sacred lake conceived in the mind of Lord Shiva, the other is said to have been created by Ravana after being granted his wish by Lord Shiva. Lake Manasarovar and...
Tibet Autonomous Region vs. the Tibetan Area

Tibet Autonomous Region vs. the Tibetan Area

There is a big difference in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and the Tibetan Area when it comes to travel to Tibet. When you say Tibet, most people think you are referring to the TAR. However, there are also areas outside the TAR where Tibetan people live, which were once parts of what was originally...
Top 10 Places to Visit in Tibet

Top 10 Places to Visit in Tibet

Tibet is a unique land that lies on the world’s highest plateau in western China. An ancient civilization, the Tibetan people have been living on this high-altitude plateau for thousands of years. A devout Buddhist people, the Tibetan culture is wholly unique in that it is intertwined with the Tibetan Buddhist religion in such a...
Lalu Wetlands in Lhasa

Lalu Wetlands in Lhasa

Many of the tourists that come to this high-altitude region stay in Lhasa, experiencing the heartland of Tibet for a few days. And this city on the roof of the world is one of the most amazing on the planet, with a multitude of attractions to visit. It is more amazing than the spectacular Lalu...
The Mysterious Disappearance of the Guge Kingdom

The Mysterious Disappearance of the Guge Kingdom

One of the ancient kingdoms of Tibet, the Guge Kingdom was founded in western Tibet, in the area now known as Ngari Prefecture, in around the tenth century. Following the collapse of the great Tubo Empire in central Tibet, the descendants of the last Tubo King moved west to escape the insecure conditions of U-Tsang...
Top Five Free Things To Do In Lhasa

Top Five Free Things To Do In Lhasa

Tibet is notorious for being an expensive place to visit – current requirements are a pre-arranged tour including a Tibetan tour guide, Tibet travel permits, and sometimes a car and driver depending on your itinerary. Choosing the right Tibet tour package for your visit Tibet is very important. However, it shouldn’t be cut off your...
Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival 2019

Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival 2019

Around 400 kilometers to the east of Lhasa, in the Nyingchi Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region, one of the most beautiful festivals of the Tibetan calendar is about to begin. Nyingchi, unlike most of Tibet, is a land where trees and flowers grow in abundance, and where spring comes earlier than anywhere else in Tibet....
What Is Tibet Known For?

What Is Tibet Known For?

Tibet is known as the “Roof of the World”, the “Third Pole”, or the “Land of Snows”. It is one of the most renowned places in the world. Few people have not heard of this land in Asia, the home of Buddhist Monasteries, the vast Himalayan Mountains, hairy yaks, and the beautiful landscape. Believed to...
Is Tibet a safe place to Travel?

Is Tibet a safe place to Travel?

“The journey to Tibet is a long one, often fraught with danger and disaster, from which many men will never return.” While this may have been true for the famous botanist and National Geographic writer, Joseph Rock. When he made his eventful expeditions to Southwest China and Tibet in the early 1920s, these days, there...
Losar - The Tibetan New Year

Losar – The Tibetan New Year

Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is the most important celebration and festival in the Tibetan lunisolar calendar. It has been in place for more than 1,000 years. Ancient Tibetans were traditionally nomads, who lived on the harsh Tibetan plateau, herding yaks and sheep and farming the land for grain and other crops. When the crops...
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