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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...
Kumbum Monastery-Tibet.

Kumbum Monastery-Tibet.

Kumbum in Tibetan means “Hundred Thousand Images of the Buddha”. It is one of the six greatest monasteries of the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and the birth place of Tsongkapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect and Ganden monastery near Lhasa. Under request of the third Dalai Lama to build the monastery at the...
Reting Monastery-Tibet.

Reting Monastery-Tibet.

Reting Monastery was founded by Drom Tonpa,Atisha’s chief disciple in 1057 and it was the first Kadampa monastery. Drom had brought some of the Atisha’s relics and remained until his own death in 1064.The founders of the Reting were known as Kadampa Geshes and latterly it had an important connection with the Gelugpa order and...
Who Says Winter Is Lack Of Passion-Explore Tibet.

Who Says Winter Is Lack Of Passion-Explore Tibet.

Is winter’s wind pitching your skin and you are so frustrated because of cold?  Many people like winter because of her dissimilar beauty! And many people don’t like winter because the weather is always cold, chill, harsh, rough and temperature is keep below 0 Degree.Its characteristic of winter and you must try to appreciate her...
Tibet Winter Tour-Explore Tibet.

Tibet Winter Tour-Explore Tibet.

Have you traveled to Tibet during the winter? So many people think that it will be crazy to travel in Tibet during the winter. Just because they are scared of coldness. But in reality, Tibet is not deadly cold as you think. In fact, Lhasa is warmer than Beijing. Tibet is in the temperate continental...
Losar-Tibetan New Year.

Losar-Tibetan New Year.

Losar is a Tibetan term referring “ New Year” and is the beginning of a new year and Nyi shu Gu is the last night of the current running year. Losar is the one of the most important or essential holidays for the Tibetan in year. Losar is celebrate by all the Tibetan from the...
Potala Palace-Lhasa,Tibet.

Potala Palace-Lhasa,Tibet.

Songtsen Gampo was the first Tibetan ruler to establish a palace on this outcrop, the red hill which dominates the city of Lhasa, Old pictures of the Potala often show a tall stone stele rising up from the ground in front of the potala. Now it was stands on the opposite site of the main...
Explore Tibet Staffs Celebrated Tibetan New Year at the Office

Explore Tibet Staffs Celebrated Tibetan New Year at the Office

Tibetan New Year is also called as Losar in Tibetan language and it is one of the most celebrated festivals in Tibet, Tibetan New Year is different from both western New Year and Chinese New Year, it is based on the Tibetan lunar calendar and this year Losar was from March 2nd, 2014. As being...
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