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Tibetans celebrated annual bathing festival
2013-01-23

On Sept 14th, Tibetans celebrated the so called bathing festival by washing and bathing in the clean Lhasa river. In Tibetan tradition, the bathing festival is falls in the beginning of 7th month of local lunar calender and during that peri...

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Traveling the roof of the world by train
2013-01-23

American traveler Paul Theroux once prophesized that the Kunlun Range was an insurmountable obstacle, a guarantee that a railway will never get to Lhasa. Now, this guarantee has been forgotten since trains have finally come to the Roof of t...

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First Mountain Rescue Team of Tibet established
2013-01-23

The first mountain rescue team of Tibet was established on August 28, 2011 in Lhasa, capital city of southwest Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region....

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Fabulous Tibatan art performance held in Dzongyab Lukhang
2013-01-23

In the Dzongyab Lukhang Park near the Lake of Naga King, a traditional Tibetan art performance is held as one of the Shoton Festival activities in the morning of August 28,2011. At the entrance of the Dzongyab Lukhang park, a wall with name...

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Highlights of the opening ceremony of 2011 Shoton Festival
2013-01-23

As 2011 Lhasa Shoton Festival is drawing near, the opening ceremony has attracted more and more attention. The opening ceremony will begin at half past 8 in the evening, therefore, the stage lighting and sound effects are being put into a h...

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Lhasa well prepared for upcoming Shoton Festival
2013-01-23

Shoton Festival (or Xuedun festival), is one of the major traditional festivals celebrated on the Tibet plateau, featuring Buddha Painting unfolding, Tibetan opera performances, folk singing and dancing as well as other local shows. Today,...

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Opening ceremony of Shoton Festival to be held in the evenin
2013-01-23

In stead of being held in the morning like past years, the Opening Ceremony of Shoton Festival 2011 will be held in the evening of August 29, 2011. This is the first time that such ceremony is held in the evening. Jiangga, representativeof...

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Lhasa-Shigatse Railway to come on line in 2014
2013-01-23

Construction is undergoing for theLhasa-Shigatse Railway in southwest Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region. The 253-kilometer Lhasa-Shigatse Railway, to come on line in 2014, is expected to improve transportation situation for the southwestern par...

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Shoton Festival kicks off in Lhasa
2013-01-23

Lamas from Drepung Monastery unfold the huge Thangka painting of Sakyamuni in the unfolding ceremony during the Shoton Festival in Lhasa, capital of southwest Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 29, 2011. The annual traditional Shoton Festi...

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