Complete Guide to Tibetan Kailash Kora

Kora is a Tibetan word which literally in English means ‘circumambulation’ or revolution. Kora also refers to the act of showing reverence to the holy aspects of the world that the Tibetans believe to be holy and sacred. It is not only a form of pilgrimage but also meditation and a way of enlightenment. It…

September 4, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tracing China’s Ancient Tea-Horse Road to Tibet

The Ancient Tea-Horse Road locally known as Chamagudao is a network of meandering caravan paths through the mountains of Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan in Southwest China. It is also known as Southern Silk Road. The 2250 kilometer long trail begins with the Sichuan Province of China and stretches to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet.…

August 30, 2017 BY Kunga

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Ultimate Guide to Five Monasteries in Kailash Kora

Mount Kailash, situated in the enigmatic land of Tibet is considered immensely holy by the Tibetan people. As is the ritual, a distinct kora is performed around Mount Kailash. The kora refers to the act of showing respect to the holy aspects of the Tibetan lands by circumnavigating the aspect and chanting prayers. Often prostrations…

August 29, 2017 BY Kunga

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How to Travel Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet in Just One Go

To reach Tibet overland routes are the best options for travelers with adventurous spirits as they present you one of the most precious travel experience of your lifetime. However it must be mentioned that it demands a determined body and mind, enormous time and adequate cost from the traveler. Five Overland Routes to Tibet 1.…

August 22, 2017 BY Kunga

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Why Tibetan People Like Hanging Prayer Flags ?

Tibet is a land of customs and traditions. Woven in its air is a deep sense of spirituality that never fails to enamour the inhabitants as well as the tourists. Tibet is known for its unique rituals, distinct belief system and religious accessories that Tibetans use to worship and pray. Thinking about Tibet, the first…

August 7, 2017 BY Kunga

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Nagqu, Home to Qiangtang Nomadic Culture

In Tibet Autonomous region, there are seven prefectures and the Nagqu prefecture is the largest administrative division of the Tibet Autonomous Region. It has an area of 450,537 square kilometers with a well constructed and facilitated airport and a railway. The airport, Nagqu Dagring Airport is considered to be world’s highest altitude airport, standing at…

July 31, 2017 BY Kunga

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Explore Ancient Artistry in Nimu, Tibet

Nimu or Nyemo, in Tibetan language means ‘wheat’. With an area of 3275 square kilometers and the average altitude of 4000m, above sea level, it is located in the western side of the central point of Lhasa. There are various rivers that border this county. On the northern bank of river Yarlung Tsangpo, this county…

July 24, 2017 BY Kunga

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Wooden Bowl, a Carrier of Tibetan Culture

Tibet is known for the strong position of tradition, old culture and religion in everyday life of Tibetan. You can see this aspect of Tibetan life in the streets of Lhasa but as you go more rural areas, you will feel its influence more. Although modern life and Chinese immigrants brought a lot of change,…

July 17, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Mask & Cham Dance Festival

The art of Tibetan masks forms part of the traditions of Tibetan culture, and is steeped in history. The masks, which are traditionally used in Buddhist festivals, and date back to before the 6th century. Significance of Tibetan Masks Tibetan masks often embody the wrathful deities of Tibetan Buddhism, and are meant to drive fear…

July 10, 2017 BY Kunga

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