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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Tibetan Stone Carving Culture

One of the most important aspect of life in Tibet is the strength of tradition and Tibetan Buddhism in everyday life. Buddhism was introduced to Tibet in 7th century and became the state religion in 8th century. This late diffusion Buddhism melted into an already rich and unique culture in this high plateau and Tibetan…

July 3, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Yoghurt and Shoton Festival

The Tibetan diet consists of mainly barley, processed into flour and used for things like tsampa, vegetables, soups, noodles, and the unforgettable yoghurt. Known in Tibet as “sho”, it is part of the staple diet of the Tibetan people, and is so popular it even has its own festival. Origins of Tibetan Yoghurt Yoghurt itself…

June 26, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tibet Vista Travel Featured on InfoHub + GIVEAWAY!!!

We have just been notified by InfoHub.com that one of our tours – 8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour – Best Price for Solo and Budget Travellers – has been chosen as their Unordinary Trip of the Month!!! InfoHub.com is the #1 travel portal on the net specializing in the out-of-ordinary, special…

June 20, 2017 BY Kunga

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Top 9 Attractions in Big Loop Tour around Tibet Ngari Region

Ngari region in the western Tibet is the horizon of the sky for Tibetans. The region also has a very high spiritual important as the holy Mount Kailash here is believed to be the centre of the world and the Lake Manasarovar is considered to be the mother of all holy lakes. Ngari was once…

June 13, 2017 BY Kunga

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Top Six Holy Lakes in Tibet

For the people in Tibet, religion is very important and shapes many aspects of the life. The dominant religion, Tibetan Buddhism, has blended many pre-Buddhism shamanic and animist beliefs into the current religion. These animist features make Tibetan people worships many snow-capped mountains and lakes. They believe the mountains and lakes are dwellings for deities…

June 11, 2017 BY Kunga

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Top Four Holy Mountains in Tibetan Buddhism

Tibet is not just a land of spectacular landscapes and lush grasslands, interspersed with crystal clear lakes and high, snow-capped mountains. The region abounds with holy sites of Tibetan Buddhism, historic monuments to long-dead lamas, and is full of legends that are often attached to its variety of natural structures. These mean a regular flow…

June 7, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Butter Sculpture – An Ancient form of Tibetan Art

There are many things in Tibet that most parts of the world find strange and intriguing. Probably one of the strangest, yet most beautiful, things to come out of this remote region of China is the Tibetan Butter Sculptures. What are Butter Sculptures Made from Tibetan Dri butter – the dri is the female yak…

June 1, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tibet’s Magic Herb – Cordyceps Sinensis

What is Cordyceps Sinensis? Cordyceps Sinensis is also known as the caterpillar fungus and sometimes even the winter worm. It is typically mistaken to be a mushroom but is actual it is a parasitic fungus. It is also known as the zombie caterpillar and is native to China and Tibet. It has been known to…

May 26, 2017 BY Kunga

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