Snow Leopard Spotted in Qinghai Tibetan Area

  The track of snow leopard was captured in Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province between Dec. 20 and 22. The number of snow leopard, one of China’s endangered spiecies, is lesser than that of the giant panda, and is known as an “indicator on the ecological condition on high elevation areas”.

February 24, 2014 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Village Gears up for Peach Blossom Festival

  As a Tibetan saying goes, “the beauty of late spring hidden in southeast Tibet is embodied in prosperous peach blossom.” This precisely summarizes the coming Nyingchi Peach Flower Festival. The event will kick off at Kala Village on March 26 with a wonderland gallery into a natural theatre.

February 21, 2014 BY Kunga

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Specialties of Tibetan New Year

March 2, 2014 sees Tibetan New Year, or Losar, a grand manifestation of the Tibetan culture. Hereunder we pick some unique Tibetan festival items. Butter sculptures Butter sculptures, the largest and most elaborate New Year stockings are made around the time when the Tibetan New Year arrives. They are giant monuments built of yak butter…

February 21, 2014 BY Kunga

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New Railway Line to Tibet to Open in May

  First tourism-dedicated railway line linking Shijiazhuang in northern China’s Hebei Province to Tibet is going to be kicked off in the late of May. The new line,to be opened in late May in order to avoid the busy time for tourism,will meet the locals needs and support them to enjoy the beautiful scenic in…

February 20, 2014 BY Kunga

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Lhalu Wetland

  Currently, the Lhalu Wetland is undergoing 15 projects (such as resident relocation, scientific expedition) to promote harmonious development between man and nature. As the largest and highest urban wetland in the world, it is able to absorb 78, 800 tons of carbon dioxide and produce 53,700 tons of oxygen per year through photosynthesis, thus…

February 20, 2014 BY Kunga

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Young Tibetan Couples Rush to Wed on Valentine’s Day

  At least 100 couples registered their marriage, which was five times of the daily average, according to deputy chief of marriage registration bureau in Chengguan District of Lhasa, on Feb. 14, the Valentine’s Day, also the Lantern Festival, 15th day of the Chinese lunar calendar.

February 18, 2014 BY Kunga

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Tibet’s Wine Culture

  Wine culture of a nation goes far beyond the alcohol itself: the ritual, the wine set, the toasting song, each stems from but transcends the drinking material, and above all, the making of wine. Tibetan wine brewing history traces back to the Tang Dynasty when Princess Wencheng brought Han winemaking technology to the ancient…

February 18, 2014 BY Kunga

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Tibet to Be Hit by Snow in Coming 3 days

  Statistics from National Metrological Center of China shows snow and sleet are expected to hit southern and eastern parts of southwestern China’s Tibet in the coming three days. Besides, a heavy rainstorm is forecasted in the southwestern part of Tibet with a sharp temperature drop. However, Tibet after snow is so breathing-taking, isn’t it?

February 17, 2014 BY Kunga

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Stray Dogs Pass the First Warm Winter in Lhasa

  Mari, a street dog living in the Lhasa Stray Dog Adoption Center of Tibet, is wandering around the big yard without haste, eating foods provided by the staff and bathing in the sunshine. Mari has enjoyed a happy life filled with concern and love that it maybe never experienced before. Mari in Tibetan language…

February 17, 2014 BY Kunga

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Fried Tibetan Doughnut Hot in Tibet

  As 2014 Losar approaches, fried Tibetan doughnut becomes a heat at the food department in supermarkets in Lhasa. As a ritual New Year dessert, it remains a loving pet for both sellers and buyers. Fried Tibetan doughnut, known as “Kasai” in Tibetan, is a traditional Tibetan dessert made of flour and butter. Fried in…

February 14, 2014 BY Kunga

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