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Sacred Mountains in Tibetan Buddhism

Sacred Mountains in Tibetan Buddhism

When it comes to mountains, there is nowhere else in the world like Tibet in terms of the sheer number of high mountains and the immensity of the mountain ranges that are found across the entire Tibetan plateau. The highest plateau in the world has many sacred mountains in Tibet. Tibet is home to several...
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...
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...
Tibet Visa for Indian Citizens

Tibet Visa for Indian Citizens

Traveling to Tibet for most people requires just a Chinese Visa, to get into China first, and the Tibet Travel Permit(Tibet visa), as issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau, to get from China to Tibet. However, for Indian Nationals, there is also a different process that runs alongside the normal one. Indian citizens wishing to...
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