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Month

November 2016
Shangri-la real heaven on earth
21
Nov

Shangri-la

A lot of people believe that Zhongdian (中甸) was renamed into Shangri-la in order to boost tourism. The truth is Shangri-la is just a figment of imagination of a writer, but nevertheless, Zhongdian or Shangri-la is just as mystical as the mythical place in the book. It features Old Town, which highlights the fun Tibetan culture that...
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Panda Natural Reserve of Tibet
21
Nov

Panda Natural Reserve

If you are looking to play with pandas while in China, then your schedule needs to include a visit to the Wolong Natural Reserve. The Wolong Giant Panda natural Reserve is the world’s largest panda reserve and research institution. It is also the world’s largest breeding base and panda sperm bank.   Through artificial insemination and...
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Stupa at Kubum Monastery
21
Nov

Kubum Monastery

Kubum Monastery, is located in Qinghai Province, in the county of Huangzhong, which is more than 20 kilometers from Xining proper. It was built mainly for the Gelugpa or the Yellow Hat Sect, a kind of Buddhism that is popular in Tibet. Hence, the monastery is more than a home for the monks; it’s also...
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Chamdo Jampaling Monastery
21
Nov

Jampaling Monastery

When looking down from the top of the Tamala Pass, Jampaling Monastery appears tucked in the crisscrossing mountain ranges on a knoll-composed layers of red earth formed by ancient glaciers between the Tsarchu and Ngom Qu Rivers. This monastery was founded during the Ming period by a disciple of Tsongkapa after Tsongkapa’s religious reform in...
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Northern Chang Tang Grassland in Tibet
21
Nov

Chang Tang Grassland

In the Area between kunlun mountains, Tanggula mountains and Gangdise- Nyachentangla mountains, its land area covers 2/3 of the whole Tibet. Its Average elevation reaches more than 4,500 m. With unique scenery, Chang tang Grassland teems with 1,000 species of wildlife, of which some 40 species under the protection of the state and autonomous region....
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Yumbulagang palace
21
Nov

Yumbulagang palace

Yumbulagang Palace situated in NeDong County, about 8 km outh of Tsedang town. Known as the first imperial palace in Tibet, was built in the second century BC by Nyatri Tsanpo. In the 7th century AD, Songtsan Gampo moved the capital to Lhasa and Yumbulagang palace gradually became a Buddhist palace, and then the 5th...
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yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon
21
Nov

Yarlun Tsangpo Grand Canyon

The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon undulates 496.3 km long, with an average elevation over 3,000 m, and the down-cutting erosion reaches 5,382 m. It is longer than Colorando Canyon in the United States, the longest Canyon in the world. and deeper than Colca Canyon in Peru. The Yarlung Tsangpo grand Canyon contain nine vertical natural...
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Secret of Mount Kailash
21
Nov

Mapam Yutso lake

As one of the sacred lakes in Tibet and one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world, Manasarovar or Mapam Yutso lake is 4,586 m above sea level and 77 m deep, with an area of 412 sq km. on the slope of the mountain by the lake stands the Jiwu monastery, which...
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Horse racing festival in gyangtse, Tibet
16
Nov

Horse Racing Festival

Horse race and arrow shooting are popular sports on the vast expanse of grassland in Tibet, which has a history of more than 500 years in the regular horse racing festival ceremony, starting from Gyantse in back Tibetan area. During the year of 1408, In memory of the local King Rapten Kunsang, the festival falls...
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Tibetan Young ladies enjoying their private time during Picnic Lingkha
16
Nov

Ling Ka Festival

The Tibetans are a people whose love of nature has given rise to a special national custom, the Lingka Festival. The fifth month by the Tibetan calendar is the best season for Lingka, so people leave their houses and put up tents in the thick forest in Lingka, and happily enjoy the charity of nature....
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Tibetan monks attract by modern technology
16
Nov

Monlam Festival

This is the greatest religious festival in Tibet. Originated from Tsongkpa in 1409, the founder of the Gelukpa sect. Monks from the Three Great Monastery of Tibet assemble in Jokhang for prayer to Shakyamuni’s imaThe Great Prayer Festivalge as if it were the living Buddha.According to the legend, in the first month of the year,...
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Tibetan kids playing at Park
16
Nov

Shoton ( yogurt) Festival

It’s one of the Tibetan traditional festivals. In Tibetan, “sho” means “Yoghurt” and “ton” means “banquet”. So Shoton Festival is also called the ‘Shoton Yoghurt Festival’. Subsequently, as the activities of Shoton Festival gradually changed into an activity with Tibetan opera as a major part, so people also called it the Tibet Opera Festival. Prior...
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Jowo - 12 year old statue of Buddha in Jokhang temple
16
Nov

Reincarnation

As onLiving Buddhase of the primary characteristics of Tibetan religion, the reincarnation system for the Living Buddhas is based on the theory of the reincarnation of the soul, and was produced to solve the problem of the succession of religious leaders. It is founded by the Gelug Sect (the Yellow Sect) of Tibetan Buddhism. The...
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Beautiful Tibetan chamdo girl dancing
16
Nov

Tibetan Music Instrument

Tibetan music instrument One drum and one cymbal were used as accompaniments in traditional Tibetan opera performance, which determines the crucial role of their players and the beats of drum and cymbal. Like other local dramas, Tibetan drama contains a large quantity of patterned dancing acts and performers must be in harmony with the beats...
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Tibetan opera dance during shoton
16
Nov

Tibetan Opera

The opera, called “ache lhamo” in Tibetan, plays an important part in the social life of Tibetan people. It is a unique form in China’s various theatrical arts. “ache” means elder sister or a female, and “lhamo” means a fairy. Tibetan opera is an all-round performing art that tells the story by the form of...
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Tibetan Dumpling with soup
16
Nov

Chu Mok

Chumok is the food similar to Jiaozi (the Chinese dumpling), which is the favorite food in China, especially northern China. Method of making: put some chopped meat on a piece of flat round dough strip and roll up it, put the ends together, just as how Chinese people make Jiaozi. Tu-pa is the food for...
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Tibetan old women turning prayer wheel
16
Nov

Buddha & Buddhism

“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger”—Quoted by Buddh It was more than 2500 years ago, Buddha was born as prince of King Suddhodana leader of Shakya clan in Kapilavastu kingdom which is current Lumbini in south of Nepal. And his birth was widely celebrated within the...
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16
Nov

Tibetan Buddhism

Buddhism emergence in Tibet was much paradoxical, but in many reference it said the first official introduction of a Buddhist scripture into Tibet happened during reign of 28th Yarlung king Lhatho Thori Nyantsen,(around 500 CE), however, the book was not translated at the time. Then later the 33rd King of Tibet, Song Tsen Gampo (born...
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Barkhor Street views
16
Nov

Tibetan House

A folktale of “Dipper Brothers” is well known among the Tibetans: In the ancient time, one day seven brothers from the east cut trees, carried stones and built a giant building overnight to house the common people and to shelter them from the storm. Henceforth, the brothers were invited to the heaven Tibetan Housesto build...
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yarlung tsangpo - Bharamaputra river in Tibet
16
Nov

Three Holy Lakes

Holy lakes Tibet is a natural heaven on earth because of the presence of innumerable lakes and vales all around its perimeter that give its landscape a diverse, serene and artistic feel. Some of these lakes are smooth and calm like glass, surrounded with peaceful and lush green canopies; while some have gushing white waters...
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