Nagchu Horse Racing Festival
Nagchu horse racing festival, also called "Dagyu" in Tibetan, features the high reputation as the biggest traditional festival and the most famous cultural tourist attraction in North Tibet. And it is held in every August with duration of 5 to 15 days.
Summer, especially in August, is the best time for tourists to see the beautiful green grassland covered by Flower Sea. Few days before the opening ceremony of Horsing Race Festival, traditionally dressed and decorated Tibetan people living on this immense grassland gather at Nagchu County to set up their tents around horse racing track. Hundreds of tents stand and are packed there within a few days, as if a crowded temporary city suddenly appeared on grassland.
Besides exhibition and trading of local stuff among Tibetan people, dancing and singing performance, Buddhist activities, different kinds of interesting races organized there during the festival in order such as tug-of-war, long jumping, stone raising, are all boiling this temporary city and making her energetic and attractive.
A lot of Tibetan traditional tents before the opening ceremony of Horsing Race Festival.
Women enjoy their unique farming dance recourses from their daily life.
Typical tibetan dance called "Guozhuang" was performanced in opening ceremony.
The horse racing is the main performance.
Tibetans are always dressed in formal, wear their most elegant cloth and decorated with corals and turquoise.
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