Tibet Sees Record Spring Festival Tourist Numbers

  Tibet Autonomous Region received a record 230,000 tourists during the just-ended Spring Festival holiday. The number of visitors from home and abroad to the plateau land over the week-long holiday, which ended on Thursday, grew 7.81 percent year on year, with tourism revenues increasing 13.3 percent to 185 million yuan (30.5 million U.S. dollars).

February 10, 2014 BY Kunga

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More Tourists Spend Chinese New Year in Lhasa

  In recent years, a growing number of tourists prefer to spend in the Chinese lunar New Year in Lhasa, capital city of Tibet. Every year since the New Year’s Eve, the hotels, big or small, are full of tourists from different corners of China.

February 8, 2014 BY Kunga

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Tibetans Start Preparing for Losar

  Tibetans have started to prepare for Losar, Tibetan New Year that falls on March 2 this year. The fairs and markets in Tibet’s Shigatse are full of people carrying sheep heads (an essential item for the New Year sacrifice) or Tibetan wooden boxes, and walking in a rush to pick various items for the…

February 8, 2014 BY Kunga

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Beautiful Night in Nagri

  Nagri, located in northwest Tibet, is the “closest land to heaven”. On top of the world’s roof, this place welcomes its night at about 9pm. Tourists always get lost in the milk way at that moment, which is so pure and magnificent.

February 7, 2014 BY Kunga

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Holiday Atmosphere Lights Up Lhasa

Tibetans in Lhasa have been preparing for the new year of both the Tibetan calendar and Chinese lunar calendar. Residents are immersed in purchasing New Year goods, including traditional decorations, clothing and other gifts, which enhances the happy atmosphere in Lhasa.

February 7, 2014 BY Kunga

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Namtso Lake, A Blue Pearl in Tibet

  With an elevation of 4,718 meters and a surface area of approximately 1,920 square kilometers, Namtso is the biggest lake in Tibet and also the second largest salt lake in China. Namtso Lake is a world of blue. Those who live in Namtso have the largest vocabulary of blue, just like the Inuit people…

February 1, 2014 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Students’ Homesickness in Spring Festival

  When all nationalities of China are immersed in the celebration of the Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, some Tibetan students of the Beijing Tibet Middle School still stay at school without families get-together. According to Li Shicheng, principle of the Beijing Tibet Middle School, nearly 500 Tibetan students chose to stay in…

January 30, 2014 BY Kunga

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History of Tibetan Women’s Day

  The Tibetans celebrated their traditional Fairy Festival, also known as the “Women’s Festival” in modern Tibet, when women treat themselves to go shopping, have magnificent food, and particularly, ask for money from men. The Fairy Festival is celebrated on Oct. 15 in the Tibetan calendar, when various kinds of religious activities are held. On…

January 28, 2014 BY Kunga

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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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