Rare Ancient Books Well Protected in Tibet

  The Tibet Ancient Books Protection Center launched in the Sera Monastery Institute of Tibet Buddhist College in Lhasa, Feb.20, 2014. It was reported that the Tibet Ancient Books Protection Center has finished the general survey and registration of ancient books preserved in Tibet’s Ngari Prefecture, Nagchu Prefecture, Lhoka Prefecture, Nyingchi and Lhasa. Altogether 158…

February 26, 2014 BY Kunga

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Prayer Flag Trees in Tibet

  Tibetans have started to make prayer flag trees to pray for good harvests and good luck in the coming Tibetan New Year (or Losar). The “prayer flag tree” is made of tree branches sewed with multicolored sutra streamers in the sequence of blue, white, red, yellow and green from the top to the bottom. The sequence of…

February 26, 2014 BY Kunga

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Yarlung Zangbo River in Early Spring

  The Yarlung Zangbo River is located at the Tibet Autonomous Region and a river with the highest altitude in the world. The total length of the Yarlung Zangbo River in China is 2,057 kilometers, ranking the 5th longest river among the famous rivers of China. Yarlung Zangbo is like a sliver dragon, running from…

February 25, 2014 BY Kunga

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Lhasa Nightlife

  Although Lhasa is a famous tourist destination, the nightlife in Lhasa is certainly not as lively or varied as compared to the big cities in China.  Lhasa’s nightlife is typically comprised of singing and dancing, watching traditional Tibetan song and dance performances, enjoying tasty local snacks at the night market or go to a…

February 25, 2014 BY Kunga

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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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