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Lhamo La-Tso – The Oracle Lake

Lhamo La-Tso – The Oracle Lake

Hidden away in the mountains of eastern Lhasa-Tsetang is Lhamo La-Tso, the oracle lake of Gyelmo Makzorma, the wrathful face of the deity Palden Lhamo. It is one of the most sacred lakes in U-Tsang among hundreds of lakes. The Dalai Lamas traditionally visit the lake to seek visions and guidance from the deity; the...
Samye Monastery – Tibet Attractions

Samye Monastery – Tibet Attractions

Most of the Tibet attractions are obviously related to Tibetan Buddhism. Even the wildest of natural scenic spots have religious explanations. Tibetan people basically live a life built upon sheer yet the strongest bond of faith and compassion. And Samye monastery tells the history of Tibetan Buddhism like a great-great-grandma. Built-in, the 8th century by Trisong...
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,...
Kongpo (Nyingtri) - Tibet Attraction

Kongpo (Nyingtri) – Tibet Attraction

Kongpo is a large traditional territory in southwestern Kham, but the name Kongpo is no longer official as Nyingtri(Linchi) displaced it over the same territory. The place goes back in history as early as the first king of the Yarlung dynasty. It had many roles in all aspects; culture, language, and ecology. It has most...
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...
How To Take The Tibet Train to Lhasa?

How To Take The Tibet Train to Lhasa?

How to take the Tibet Train to Lhasa Tibet, the roof of the world and a hugely popular tourist destination, has various routes to use to get there. While flying from Nepal or China is a fast way to get there, it can never beat traveling by train. The scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is...
Everest Base Camp in Tibet is the best option for tourists and trekkers

Everest Base Camp in Tibet is the best option for tourists and trekkers

Mount Everest, the World’s Highest Mountain and the destination of hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Lying on the edge of the high Tibetan plateau, in the middle of the mighty Himalayas, the summit of this massive mountain actually lies right on the borderline between Nepal and China. And for almost 100 years, this...
Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland: an Experience of a Lifetime with Explore Tibet

Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland: an Experience of a Lifetime with Explore Tibet

I and my wife Kit Yeng are a couple of travel writer and photographer based in Penang, Malaysia. We had desired to visit Tibet for a long time, but a mix of red tape, bad timing, and not so approachable agents made us continuing to postpone our trip. In the end, as soon as we...
Autumn in Tibet – The Best Time for Touring the Plateau

Autumn in Tibet – The Best Time for Touring the Plateau

As one of the more popular locations in Southeast Asia, tourism in Tibet sees hundreds of thousands of tourists coming to the region throughout the year. And for the best in grand scenery and lush landscapes, autumn is one of the best times to visit Tibet. Autumn in Tibet is part of the Golden Season,...
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...
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