Idyllic Dream in the Heart of Yanmdrok Lake

  Yanmdrok Lake has a graceful figure. Perhaps she is too shy, because I have climbed many mountains around the lake but have failed to see her whole body. The peninsulas extending deep into the lake and the islands in the lake have blocked my view. Yanmdrok Lake is “fragmented” by these islands, but it…

November 21, 2013 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Medicine Code

  A kind of Tibetan medicine gradually enters people’s hearts. It is some kind of panacea with sacred Tibetan power that people have been looking for. There are 300 magic Tibetan medicines in Shigatse, each having its own unique property and potency. There must be one of them which can cure your disease.

November 20, 2013 BY Kunga

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Wandering In Tibet

  Lhasa is not the center of the world, yet its enormous attractive force which cannot be verified through any scientific method lures people around the world to come here. People of different color colors, nationalities and cultural beliefs come to gather here at the same time. Drifting in Lhasa and living in Lhasa, they…

November 20, 2013 BY Kunga

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The Secret of the 3 Monasteries

Entering the mysterious Buddhist Tibetan world, my heart is full of questions: The statues of Buddha of various shapes and postures are so different from those in the temples in the mainland; who are they? Males or females, smiles or angers; why are they so different? They put on a variety of postures; what do…

November 19, 2013 BY Kunga

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Enjoy Slow-Pacing Lhasa

Drinking fragrant milk tea in a sweet teahouse in Changgu Temple, bathing in the warmest sun outside a century-old Tibetan house, or tasting the mutton-carrot soup slowly in Aluocangzang. Happy Lhasa passes through time and makes us feel comfortable and relaxed. Here, time walks like a cat, quietly, mysteriously, with no footsteps and tension. We…

November 19, 2013 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Handicrafts

  Tibetan Knives are traditional and well-known handicrafts with a peculiar style. they are indispensable in the life of herdsmen. Tibetans use them as the tools to defend, to slaughter livestock and to eat meat. Tibetans have a sense of security with knives because Tibetan look might and valiant with knives.Tibetan knives are produced in…

November 18, 2013 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Barley Wine

  Known as Chang, Tibetan barley wine is brewed from fermented barley grown on the highland. The wine is mild, slightly sweet and sour and contains little alcohol. The taste of alcohol differs from one to another due to the brewing method and duration. It is a very popular alcoholic drink in Tibet.

November 18, 2013 BY Kunga

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Cuisine in Lhasa

  The flavor of Tibetan food is typically fresh, light, and tender and the main ingredients include salt, onion, and garlic. Tibetan diet, rich in variety, is mainly made up of beef and mutton. Don’t eat too much the first time in case of dyspepsia. If you are not used to the buttered tea, you…

November 15, 2013 BY Kunga

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Yogurt: memory and taste of a city

  The Shoton Festival is a traditional festival that has a long history in Tibet. The festival is held at the end of the 6th Tibetan lunar month till the beginning of the 7th month. In Tibetan, “sho”means yogurt and “ton” means feast. So Shoton Festival is a festival of drinking yogurt. Previously, people only…

November 15, 2013 BY Kunga

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Buddhist prayer flags in Tibet

  The five-colored prayer flags are hung on peaks, mountain passes, or by roads and monasteries in Tibet. To Tibetan Buddhism believers, each waving of the flags means reciting the scripture once, sending wishes of sentient beings to deities. In the way, the prayer flags serve as connection between human beings and the deities. The…

November 14, 2013 BY Kunga

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