Ongkor Festival 2013 reporting live in Tibet

“Ongkor” in Tibetan means “surrounding the farmland.” Major activities include horse racing, shooting, singing and dancing, Tibetan Opera, stone holding and wrestling. The “Ongkor” not only shows people’s wish for a good harvest, but also a good time for them to rest. Since crops ripen in different times, the festival is held accordingly. Our tour…

August 2, 2013 BY Kunga

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Kangding

Trekking Trip to Mt. Minya Konka(3)

We are approaching Kangding and snow capped mountains appear. A hydropower plant down to Kangding. A sculpture at the gateway to Kangding. Kangding Township. 60km west of Chengdu, Kangding is the county seat of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture[TAP]. The fairly large town is cradled in a steep valley with a collection of modern concrete buildings…

July 29, 2013 BY Kunga

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Tibet Family Lhasa

the longest thank you letter

Dear Ms.Dawn We still have fond memories about our trip to Nepal,Tibet and China. First of all we like to thank you for all your efforts to make this journey possible.you did a great job and we were very content. We are thinking you might be interested to hear how we did and so we…

July 26, 2013 BY Kunga

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Chengdu to Lhasa by bike

Trekking Trip to Mt. Minya Konka(2)

On the first day we took public bus at Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station and it took about 8 hours for 330KM and this was at Ya’an, City of Rain. In China young men always have an idea, “Ride to Lhasa!”, in summer holiday, thousands of Chinese colleague students ride bikes from Chengdu to Lhasa through…

July 26, 2013 BY Kunga

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Derek Wong

Trekking Trip to Mt. Minya Konka(1)

The story about the wonderful trekking trip of three men to Mt.Minya Konka in mid Jul 2011, Mr.Micheal, Mr.Derek Wrong and Mr.Chou About Mt.Minya Konka  Straddling in the rugged western part of Sichuan and towering to a height of 7,556 m, Mt. Minya Konka (“Gongga Shan”in Chinese) is the highest mountain of Hengduan Range and claimed…

July 26, 2013 BY Kunga

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burn their oblation

A day around the Bakhor Street

The smoke from incense is everywhere and over the sacred shrine with its divine smell. The Johkang Temple was crowded with men and women in traditional costume with strong faith and belief. Sounds of murmuring mantras are in every mouth of faithful devotees to maintain peace and prosperity in humanity. Moreover, the feeling of strong…

July 26, 2013 BY Kunga

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They are lucky to see Everest Base Camp

Ms.Maria Pishko and Mr. Christopher Rey from United States made a Lhasa to Kathmandu tour via EBC in June 29,2013 share their pictures with us. Mr.Christopher Rey from St.Vicent’s College Ms.Maria Pishko and Mr. Christopher Rey were at Everest Base Camp, they are lucky enough to see Mt.Everest.  

July 24, 2013 BY Kunga

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Holy water from Monastery

Holy water from monastery

A young monk is holding a bucket of divine waters after prayers or holy preachings from Lama, according to the Yellow Hat sect, local peoples get holy water from monastery after preaching.

July 24, 2013 BY Kunga

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Drying Saffrons in sunlight by monks in Tibet is some sort of daily activities in Monk’s life in monasteries

Drying Saffrons

Drying Saffrons in sunlight by monks in Tibet is some sort of daily activities in Monk’s life in monasteries as they use these dried Saffron in holy waters for religious activities. The most common usage of such flowers are for Yonchab (is a Tibetan dialect which means for putting holy water into a bowl made…

July 24, 2013 BY Kunga

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