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The Religious Legends of Mount Kailash

The Religious Legends of Mount Kailash

Lying far out in the west of Tibet, the highest peak of the Gangdise Mountains. The Mount Kailash is considered as the most sacred mountain in the world. Sitting at an altitude of 6,638 meters above sea level. The stunning peak of this unique pyramid-shaped mountain has never been conquered by modern man. In fact,...
Lhasa Valley in Tibet

Lhasa Valley in Tibet

Located in the south of the high-altitude Tibetan plateau, the Lhasa Valley is one of the most stunning valleys in Tibet. The Lhasa River, also known as the River Kyichu, flows through the center of the valley to the south of the city of Lhasa, the Tibetan capital. One of the major tributaries of the...
Shoton Festival – The Yogurt Celebration of Tibet

Shoton Festival – The Yogurt Celebration of Tibet

A week-long festival held all across Tibet. The Shoton Festival is one of the most important festivals in the Tibetan calendar. The celebration starts at the end of the 100-day meditation period of the Tibetan Buddhist monks. Usually held in the month of August in the Gregorian calendar, since its inception in the 16th century,...
Stunning photos that will make you want to travel to Tibet

Stunning photos that will make you want to travel to Tibet

Tibet is a land of mystery and mysticism, lying on the roof of the world on the high-altitude Tibetan plateau. Filled with mysterious legends, stunning alpine views, and more monasteries than you could believe possible, the desire to travel to Tibet can be found in many international travelers. One of the most popular places to...
Tibetan Butter Sculpture – The most unique artform of Tibet

Tibetan Butter Sculpture – The most unique artform of Tibet

One of the most devout Buddhist lands in the world, Tibet is still a huge mystery to many people around the world. For most people, little is known about the people, the region, and its customs and religious beliefs and practices. However, despite all of this, the region is known to produce some of the...
Top sights of Lhokha Prefecture, Tibet

Top sights of Lhokha Prefecture, Tibet

To the south of Lhasa, in what is known as the “breadbasket of Tibet”, lies Lhokha Prefecture, Tibet known in Chinese as Shannan. Stretching along the middle and lower region of the Yarlung Zangbo River, and to the south of the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains, Lhokha is believed to be the birthplace of the Tibetan people....
2018 Summer Festivals in Tibet

2018 Summer Festivals in Tibet

Summer in Tibet is traditionally the time of the festivals and there are more festivals held in the summer months than at any other time of the year. As the monsoon rains start to fall on the plateau, the people get ready for the festivals, airing out their best clothes and preparing for the fun...
Trek Around The Mount Kailash in Tibet

Trek Around The Mount Kailash in Tibet

High up in the Himalayas, on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, lies one of Tibet’s most sacred sites. Revered by Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, and Bons, holy Mount Kailash is the most sacred site in Tibetan Buddhism. It is believed to be the center of the universe and the birthplace of the world. Trek around the Mount Kailash...
Yanjing Catholic Church in Tibet - Tibet Travel Information by Explore Tibet

Yanjing Catholic Church in Tibet – Tibet Travel Information by Explore Tibet

In the east of Tibet, in a small valley to the west of the Jinsha River, lies one building that is unique in Tibet Autonomous Region. Whitewashed against the sun, the building gleams under a clear blue sky as every morning people file inside. This is not an ordinary building, however. The stunning interior decorations...
Traveling to Tibet in Summer

Traveling to Tibet in Summer

Summer in Tibet is a special time of year. Not only for the peak tourism season in the region, but it is the best time for the local Tibetans.  It can be seen at its absolute best. Already a land of stunning landscapes and breathtaking scenery, Tibet has a richer look to it during the...
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