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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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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