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Tibetan Bon – an Ancient Religion or another version of Buddhism?

Tibetan Bon – an Ancient Religion or another version of Buddhism?

Once believed to be the indigenous religion of Tibet, Bon is believed to have been around as a religious teaching and way of life for more than 18,000 years. Similar in form to Buddhism, in the 7th century, when the Buddhist teachings first came to Tibet and were recognized as the national religion, many of...
The Ancient Artworks of Western Tibet

The Ancient Artworks of Western Tibet

While most of Tibet came under the influence of the Tibetan Kings during the 7th and 8th centuries, a large area of the region on the roof of the world was held by other kingdoms. Vast stretches of the plateau in the modern-day Ngari Prefecture were once home to the ancient kingdoms of Guge and...
The Tibetan Yak – The Backbone of Tibetan Lifestyle in Tibet

The Tibetan Yak – The Backbone of Tibetan Lifestyle in Tibet

When you think of Tibet, most people imagine massive mountains and vast plains, with high lakes spread across the plateau and thousands of monasteries filled with red-robed Buddhist monks. And the ever-present yak. Wherever you go in Tibet, you will find yaks grazing on the pasturelands and beside the rivers and lakes where the grass...
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...
Top Best Tours In and Around Lhasa

Top Best Tours In and Around Lhasa

Most people traveling only to Lhasa do so for one of two reasons: cost or time. Traveling to Tibet is an expensive trip, and it can take a long time to get there, especially if you are traveling from China to Lhasa by train. And that is on top of your flight to China from...
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....
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