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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...
Cultural Experiences to try in Lhasa

Cultural Experiences to try in Lhasa

Tibet is renowned for its high mountains, stunning lakes, and awesome Buddhist monasteries with rich culture. It is also well known for the unique culture of the Tibetan people, where Tibetan Buddhism is a major part of their everyday lives. And for anyone planning a trip to Tibet to explore the amazing culture, there are...
The Mystic Delights of Tibetan Tsampa

The Mystic Delights of Tibetan Tsampa

Many travelers to the Tibet Autonomous Region have some trepidation about trying out the local cuisine. Websites tell you it is mostly mutton and yak meat or there is a lack of ingredients for many dishes so you may not like it. In truth, Tibetan cuisine is one of the tastiest of the cuisines in...
Drepung Monastery in Lhasa

Drepung Monastery in Lhasa

Known in Chinese as Zhébàng Sì, Drepung Monastery has long been one of the major monasteries of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. An amazing place to visit, this massive university monastery is renowned as being the largest monastery in Tibet, has the largest kitchen of any monastery, and catered to more than ten thousand...
Yushu Traditional Horse Racing Festival

Yushu Traditional Horse Racing Festival

On July 25th, 2019,  Yushu Traditional Horse Racing Festival and Gesar Culture Festival Ceremony held in a grand ceremony Guided by Xi Jinping’s new era of socialist ideas with Chinese characteristics and the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the spirit of the 19th Second and Third Plenary...
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...
Top Five Festivals in Tibet in Summer

Top Five Festivals in Tibet in Summer

Tibet is a land where Buddhist and cultural festivals happen all year round, from the first festival of Losar, or Tibetan New Year, to the Tsongkhapa Butter Lamp Festival that celebrates the founder of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. The festivals in Tibet are very unique and especially in the summer. Summer is actually...
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....
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