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The Saka Dawa Activities in Tibet.

The Saka Dawa Activities in Tibet.

The birthday of Lord Buddha (Saka Dawa) was and is always a special religious festival in Tibet and all Buddhists’ societies. The holiness of Saka Dawa is one of the biggest, where all the Tibetans try to do the best and positive things. The Buddha was given birth, doing all the 12 wheels of Buddhism...
Tibet Tea Horse Road

Tibet Tea Horse Road

Tibet Tea horse road is the oldest trade route in Tibet, stretching from China to India via Tibet. It was not only the trading route but also represented the cultural bridge. A brief history of Tea horse road According to history, tea was introduced in the Tibetan area during the Chinese Tang dynasty. During the...
Top Five Monasteries in Tibet

Top Five Monasteries in Tibet

Tibetan culture is fully embedded with Buddhism, which is the heart and soul of Tibetan people. There are thousands of temples, stupas, and monasteries in Tibet. Every village, town, and city in Tibet has monasteries, temples, or stupas one way around. This symbolizes how religious Tibetan people are, and their core moral values are hugely dependent...
Sakya Monastery in Tibet

Sakya Monastery in Tibet

Sakya monastery is located in Sakya county of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. It is 127km from the Shigatse on the way to Tingri. The monastery is the Sakya Tibetan Buddhist sect’s seat and was founded in 1073 by Kuchok Gyalpo. He is originally a Nyingmapa monk of Tsang’s noble family, and later, he became the...
The Historical City of Shigatse

The Historical City of Shigatse

When talking about the exciting travel destinations in Tibet, most people tend to think about Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, or maybe Lhasa, the ancient capital of the Tibetan empire, with attractions like Potala Palace Jokhang in it. Not many people actually know about Shigatse, the second historical largest city of Tibet. With over 600 years...
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,...
The historical Barkhor Street

The historical Barkhor Street

The Barkhor Street is the area surrounding the Jokhang Temple in the heart of Lhasa, Tibet. It is considered one of the oldest streets in the city, dating back to the time as early as when Jokhang Temple was built. With its ancient history and importance to Tibetans’ spiritual life, it is one of the...
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...
The Tibet Repa Dance

The Tibet Repa Dance

When you visit Tibet, you wouldn’t be too surprised if you see Tibetans singing and dancing at anytime and any events, especially for some festivals, such as weddings, gatherings and even their leisure time.Explore Tibet Team, a professional Tibet travel agency, today introduces the Tibet Repa dance for you. The Repa Dance is from the Chamdo and Kongpo regions and the Tibetan-inhabited areas of Sichuan and Yunnan province. The Repa Dance is also called Oriental Gypsy dance. In the past, the purpose...
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