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Sakya Monastery in Tibet

Sakya Monastery in Tibet

Sakya monastery is located in Sakya county of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. It is 127km from the Shigatse on the way to Tingri. The monastery is the Sakya Tibetan Buddhist sect’s seat and was founded in 1073 by Kuchok Gyalpo. He is originally a Nyingmapa monk of Tsang’s noble family, and later, he became the...
The Historical City of Shigatse

The Historical City of Shigatse

When talking about the exciting travel destinations in Tibet, most people tend to think about Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, or maybe Lhasa, the ancient capital of the Tibetan empire, with attractions like Potala Palace Jokhang in it. Not many people actually know about Shigatse, the second historical largest city of Tibet. With over 600 years...
The Message of Tibetan Prayer Flags

The Message of Tibetan Prayer Flags

One of the most colorful objects that attract travelers’ eyes in Tibet is Lungta, the traditional Tibetan prayer flags. It is a sight so spectacular and mesmerizing. And above all, it heals and gives you the true feel of being on the roof of the world. Prayer flags are strings of colorful rectangular flags carrying printed...
Gyantse Damag (Horse Racing Festival)

Gyantse Damag (Horse Racing Festival)

Gyantse County Gyantse as a county is small but a vivacious small town with lots of activities and sites to see around for pilgrims. The only probable site you’ll see is the Gyantse Kumbum Chorten (Stupa) and the monastery next to it. But if you happen to take your Tibet tour around mid-July this summer,...
The historical Barkhor Street

The historical Barkhor Street

The Barkhor Street is the area surrounding the Jokhang Temple in the heart of Lhasa, Tibet. It is considered one of the oldest streets in the city, dating back to the time as early as when Jokhang Temple was built. With its ancient history and importance to Tibetans’ spiritual life, it is one of the...
When is the best time to visit Tibet?

When is the best time to visit Tibet?

Set on a high-altitude plateau and among tall mountains, Tibet is one of the new wonders of the modern tourist world. And once the harshness of winter is over, it is a great place to visit around Tibet. Whether you want to trek the mountains’ slopes or visit the base-camp used by the Everest mountaineering...
The Tibet Repa Dance

The Tibet Repa Dance

When you visit Tibet, you wouldn’t be too surprised if you see Tibetans singing and dancing at anytime and any events, especially for some festivals, such as weddings, gatherings and even their leisure time.Explore Tibet Team, a professional Tibet travel agency, today introduces the Tibet Repa dance for you. The Repa Dance is from the Chamdo and Kongpo regions and the Tibetan-inhabited areas of Sichuan and Yunnan province. The Repa Dance is also called Oriental Gypsy dance. In the past, the purpose...
Discover Lhasa- the holy city of Tibet

Discover Lhasa- the holy city of Tibet

Once known as the mysterious capital city of the forbidden Kingdom of Tibet, Lhasa today has became one of the top travel destinations of the world. It is like your gateway to explore Tibet, the experience so thrilling and unforgettable that you will cherish for all your life. Located at an altitude of 3,490 metres...
The Grand Yarlung Tsangpo - Cradle of Tibetan Civilization

The Grand Yarlung Tsangpo – Cradle of Tibetan Civilization

The significance of Yarlung Tsangpo can be understood from the very name of the ancient Tibetan civilization—Yarlung Civilization. Yarlung is the name of the river and Tsangpo is a Tibetan word that means “river”. In the places nearby Lhasa, Yarlung Tsangpo is simply known as Tsangpo. It is one of the most important rivers of...
Saga Dawa: The festival of the Fourth Month in Tibet

Saga Dawa: The festival of the Fourth Month in Tibet

One of the most sacred festivals in Tibet, the Saga Dawa is the celebration of the events in the life of Buddha Sakyamuni. Worshipping the life of the founder of Buddhism around the world, the festival honors the instruction of Buddha to follow his teachings rather than with flowers, incense, and lights. An enchanting festival...
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