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Tibetan Architecture - Wondrous Tibetan Tradition

Tibetan Architecture – Wondrous Tibetan Tradition

As your Tibet tour is going on, one of the most interesting thing you might notice anywhere in Tibet is the architecture, the earliest recorded religious architecture – the Jokhang temple in Lhasa (7th century) owes a lot of its influences from Newari (Nepal) and Pala (Indian) styles. Still, Tibet has gradually grown its own...
Prostrating Pilgrims: Gaining Merit Towards Enlightenment

Prostrating Pilgrims: Gaining Merit Towards Enlightenment

In Tibetan Buddhism, there are two popular ways of accumulating religious merit: prostrations and pilgrimages. A full prostration requires a pilgrim to put both knees, elbows, and forehead on the ground to show veneration of the Lord Buddha, his teachings, and the community. At the same time, pilgrimages require Tibetans to travel to holy sites...
What To Know Before Visiting The Potala Palace in Tibet

What To Know Before Visiting The Potala Palace in Tibet

What to know before visiting the Potala Palace Before visiting the Potala Palace, it is good to know little about it,  once the seat of the Tibetan government and the winter palace of the Dalai Lama is one of Lhasa’s cardinal landmarks, and the sight of its towering walls reminds one of an ancient fortress....
Gyantse: Ancient Commercial Street For Tibetan

Gyantse: Ancient Commercial Street For Tibetan

GYANTSE  Between the 14th and 15th centuries, Gyantse emerged as the center of a fiefdom with powerful connections to the Sakyapa order. By 1440 Gyantse’s most impressive architectural achievements- The Kumbum and the Dzong had been completed. Pelkor Chode Monastery also dates from this period. Gyantse’s historical importance declined from the end of the 15th...
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...
Choose the Right Tibet Tours for You

Choose the Right Tibet Tours for You

Tibet is huge, and seeing everything it has to offer in one Tibet tour is not possible. So choosing the right Tibet tours are important for travelers. Your best bet is to identify what aspect of Tibet draws you to visit our homeland and plan your trip around that. But even that sometimes isn’t so...
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...
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