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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...
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...
Unique Features of a Tibet tour

Unique Features of a Tibet tour

Touring in Tibet is a unique experience in many ways. From the highest mountains in the world to the massive open prairies filled with wild endangered animals, the stunning lakes, and rivers that cover the region. No matter where in Tibet you travel, there are experiences that will leave you breathless. Tibet is also unique...
Best Time to Travel Lhasa, Mt Everest, and Mt Kailash | Explore Tibet

Best Time to Travel Lhasa, Mt Everest, and Mt Kailash | Explore Tibet

Travel to Tibet can be done at almost any time of year, with the exception of February and March. These two months there are restrictions for foreign tourism, as it is the time of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. For most travelers to Tibet, there are three main things they want to see. Always top...
Tibetan Prayer Flags

Tibetan Prayer Flags

Traditionally, prayer flags are colorful rectangular pieces of cloth that are used to give blessings to the countryside, as well as in many forms of Tibetan Buddhist prayers. A common misconception among non-Buddhists is that prayer flags carry the prayers of the people to the gods. This is not true. Tibetan people believe that the...
Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2018 Tourist Season

Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2018 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...
What To Know Before Visiting The Potala Palace in Tibet | ExploreTibet.com

What To Know Before Visiting The Potala Palace in Tibet | ExploreTibet.com

What to know before visiting the Potala Palace The Potala Palace, once the seat of 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. Even by modern standards, the palace is a wonder of architecture,...
Namcho Monastery-Tibet.

Namcho Monastery-Tibet.

  Although Jangchub Gyaltsen’s family was historically connected with the Kagyu tradition at Densatil monastery,Jangchup Gyaltsen himself was a monk in the Kadam tradition. It was around the Kadam monastery he founded known simply as Tsetang Gompa, that the village of Tsedang evolved. Changchup Gyaltsen’s successor however aligned themselves with the newly emerging Geluk school...
Nechung Branch Temple-Tibet.

Nechung Branch Temple-Tibet.

This temple is reached by continuing down the same alley on which is located the old Meru temple and then turning left at the end. This brings you out into a small courtyard facing the entrance of the monastery. It’s affiliated with Nechung Monastery near the Drepung and is mainly involved in the performance of...
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