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Lhamo La-Tso – The Oracle Lake

Lhamo La-Tso – The Oracle Lake

Hidden away in the mountains of eastern Lhasa-Tsetang is Lhamo La-Tso, the oracle lake of Gyelmo Makzorma, the wrathful face of the deity Palden Lhamo. It is one of the most sacred lakes in U-Tsang among hundreds of lakes. The Dalai Lamas traditionally visit the lake to seek visions and guidance from the deity; 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...
Samye Monastery – Tibet Attractions

Samye Monastery – Tibet Attractions

Most of the Tibet attractions are obviously related to Tibetan Buddhism. Even the wildest of natural scenic spots have religious explanations. Tibetan people basically live a life built upon sheer yet the strongest bond of faith and compassion. And Samye monastery tells the history of Tibetan Buddhism like a great-great-grandma. Built-in, the 8th century by Trisong...
Choose the Right Tibet Tours for You

Choose the Right Tibet Tours for You

Tibet is huge, and seeing everything it has to offer in one Tibet tour is not possible. So choosing the right Tibet tours are important for travelers. Your best bet is to identify what aspect of Tibet draws you to visit our homeland and plan your trip around that. But even that sometimes isn’t so...
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,...
Kongpo (Nyingtri) - Tibet Attraction

Kongpo (Nyingtri) – Tibet Attraction

Kongpo is a large traditional territory in southwestern Kham, but the name Kongpo is no longer official as Nyingtri(Linchi) displaced it over the same territory. The place goes back in history as early as the first king of the Yarlung dynasty. It had many roles in all aspects; culture, language, and ecology. It has most...
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...
Is Tibet Worth Visiting?

Is Tibet Worth Visiting?

Tibet has scenery worthy of any National Geographic FrontPage. It is the land of high-altitude Snow Mountains, stunning crystal-clear turquoise lakes, ancient monasteries, and lush valleys. Vast plains stretch out for hundreds of kilometers in all directions. The homes of the world’s rarest wildlife like wild asses, rare Tibetan antelopes, and the wild yaks are...
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