Elderly Enjoy Good Care in Tibet

  Padma Kunsang, 97, childless, smiles as a volunteer student shares a story with her. Living by her own in a remote village standing 4300 meters above sea level in Damxung County, Lhasa, Padma Kunsang is lonely yet reluctant to move out of her two-room mud house. Since the beginning of 2014, local community and…

January 28, 2014 BY Kunga

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Typical Tibetan Wedding in Lhoka

  In Tibet, wedding ceremony is usually arranged during the slack season in farming. In some agricultural and pastoral areas, marriage for young men and women will general be followed as “parents’ wills and match-maker’s introduction”. When a young man takes a fancy to the a woman, he will invite a match-maker to take the…

January 27, 2014 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Language Trainings Held in Tibet Library for Free

  A series of Tibetan language trainings were held in the library of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region recently to popularize the knowledge of Tibetan culture. The trainings last for two months with the total teaching time of 112 hours, which focus on the basic knowledge of Tibetan grammar and Shabdavidya Shastra, a treatise on…

January 27, 2014 BY Kunga

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Tibet Expects 15 Million Tourists in 2014

  In 2013, Tibet saw 13 million tourists, 20 percent higher than that in 2012. Tibet seeks to build a world famous tourist destination in recent years. In a bid to level up the reception capability, Tibet has stepped up with infrastructure construction represented by facelift of the old city of Lhasa. Meanwhile, winter tourism…

January 27, 2014 BY Kunga

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Splendid Tanggula Mountains

  Colorful sutra streamers flutter above the Tanggula Mountains. Located in the northeastern part of Tibet and on the border of Qinghai Province, Tanggula Mountains, meaning “mountain in highland” in Tibetan language, has an average height of 6,000 meters.

January 27, 2014 BY Kunga

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Shy Mt. Namjagbarwa Shows Its Appearance

  Namjagbarwa, meaning a spear piercing into the sky, is a cloud-kissing peak. Surrounded by clouds and mists, snuggled by the river and valley and clustered round by forest, Namjagbarwa is appraised as the most beautiful mountain in China. Located at Nyingchi Prefecture in the southeastern part of China’s Tibet, Namjagbarwa is the fifteenth highest…

January 27, 2014 BY Kunga

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Senior Pilgrim Worships Buddha in Lhasa

  60-year-old Namgo came to worship Buddha in Lhasa from the Ngapa Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. It has been her lifetime aspiration to pay homage to the holy Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Ramoche Temple in Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibet. Now her dream has come true. Even though Namgo doesn’t…

January 27, 2014 BY Kunga

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New Year Wishes of A Tibetan Monk

  On Jan. 24, the High-level Tibetan Buddhism College of China was holding interesting and fun activities to welcome and celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year. All the faculty and students took part in the games to wave goodbye to the past year and usher in the new. Kunden Soba has been a faculty member…

January 27, 2014 BY Kunga

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Migrant Birds Enjoying Themselves in Tibet

  Tibet’s winter boasts warmth from the scorching sunlight which attracts a lot of birds to come and spend their winter. These little creatures keep dancing and fluttering here and there, making Tibet’s winter air full of liveliness.

January 27, 2014 BY Kunga

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Intangible Cultural Heritages in Tibet to Get Legal Protection

  The intangible cultural heritages in Tibet will get legal protection soon, which will better promote the protection, preservation and inheritance of Tibetan culture. The draft of the law on the region’s intangible cultural heritages is being modified and improved, and will be officially issued in the first half of this year.

January 27, 2014 BY Kunga

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