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The Message of Tibetan Prayer Flags

The Message of Tibetan Prayer Flags

One of the most colorful objects that attract travelers’ eyes in Tibet is Lungta, the traditional Tibetan prayer flags. It is a sight so spectacular and mesmerizing. And above all, it heals and gives you the true feel of being on the roof of the world. Prayer flags are strings of colorful rectangular flags carrying printed...
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,...
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...
Touring Tibet in the Summer “Rainy” Season

Touring Tibet in the Summer “Rainy” Season

The high season for tourism in Tibet normally runs from April to November, with the peak months from June to October, which includes the rainy season in Tibet. And while it may be rainy, Tibet sees very little in the way of actual rain, making it a good time to visit the plateau region. Summer...
Yushu Traditional Horse Racing Festival

Yushu Traditional Horse Racing Festival

On July 25th, 2019,  Yushu Traditional Horse Racing Festival and Gesar Culture Festival Ceremony held in a grand ceremony Guided by Xi Jinping’s new era of socialist ideas with Chinese characteristics and the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the spirit of the 19th Second and Third Plenary...
Top Five Festivals in Tibet in Summer

Top Five Festivals in Tibet in Summer

Tibet is a land where Buddhist and cultural festivals happen all year round, from the first festival of Losar, or Tibetan New Year, to the Tsongkhapa Butter Lamp Festival that celebrates the founder of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. The festivals in Tibet are very unique and especially in the summer. Summer is actually...
Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2019 Tourist Season

Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2019 Tourist Season

Spring is in the air, and in Tibet, that means the start of warmer weather, new growth, blooming trees and flowers, and most of all, the start of the tourist season. Since February, there has been no international tourism in Tibet, due to the closure of the region for the Losar (New Year) celebrations. As...
The Most Prominent Women in Tibetan History

The Most Prominent Women in Tibetan History

In the ancient Tibetan culture, while it is the men that rule the roost, it is actually the women who do most of the hard work. However, while Tibetan women have long been given equal rights by Tibetan tradition, historical documents have often described the Tibetan women as being gentle and hardworking. Something that has...
Losar - The Tibetan New Year

Losar – The Tibetan New Year

Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is the most important celebration and festival in the Tibetan lunisolar calendar. It has been in place for more than 1,000 years. Ancient Tibetans were traditionally nomads, who lived on the harsh Tibetan plateau, herding yaks and sheep and farming the land for grain and other crops. When the crops...
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...
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