Tibetan Stone Carving Culture

One of the most important aspect of life in Tibet is the strength of tradition and Tibetan Buddhism in everyday life. Buddhism was introduced to Tibet in 7th century and became the state religion in 8th century. This late diffusion Buddhism melted into an already rich and unique culture in this high plateau and Tibetan…

July 3, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Yoghurt and Shoton Festival

The Tibetan diet consists of mainly barley, processed into flour and used for things like tsampa, vegetables, soups, noodles, and the unforgettable yoghurt. Known in Tibet as “sho”, it is part of the staple diet of the Tibetan people, and is so popular it even has its own festival. Origins of Tibetan Yoghurt Yoghurt itself…

June 26, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Butter Sculpture – An Ancient form of Tibetan Art

There are many things in Tibet that most parts of the world find strange and intriguing. Probably one of the strangest, yet most beautiful, things to come out of this remote region of China is the Tibetan Butter Sculptures. What are Butter Sculptures Made from Tibetan Dri butter – the dri is the female yak…

June 1, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tibet’s Magic Herb – Cordyceps Sinensis

What is Cordyceps Sinensis? Cordyceps Sinensis is also known as the caterpillar fungus and sometimes even the winter worm. It is typically mistaken to be a mushroom but is actual it is a parasitic fungus. It is also known as the zombie caterpillar and is native to China and Tibet. It has been known to…

May 26, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tsha Tsha – A Miniature of Tibetan Buddhism

One of the many unique arts of the Tibetan people is the Tsha Tsha, handcrafted figurines made of clay, and painted in vibrant colors. Tsha Tsha is made exclusively in Tibet, and is a small piece of Buddhist artwork that was introduced into Tibet from ancient India. The Tsha Tsha is used to express a…

May 17, 2017 BY Kunga

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Exploring Sweet Teahouses Hidden in Your Tibet Tour

Before the first ray of sunshine sprinkling over the golden summit of Potala Palace, the sincere pilgrims have already finished their Barkor Kora and gotten into ancient sweet tea house for a warm drink to start their day of life. Tibetan sweet tea is to locals what coffee is to westerners. And the production process is…

February 17, 2017 BY Kunga

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Adding Colors to Your Tibetan Tour: 8 Top Films about Tibet

As a tourist visiting the mysterious Tibet, its landscapes and its old religions, you will find them so fantastic and attractive. However, we can also approach Tibet from some films about it, its past history, its values and its unique culture. What follows are the best 8 films reflecting various aspects about Tibet. You will…

January 10, 2017 BY Kunga

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Romantic Tibetan Custom – Visiting Linka

Linka Festival, Full of Happiness Linka Festival, also known as “Zanlinjisang”, is a traditional Tibetan festival in May 15 according to Tibetan calendar. It comes from Tibetan people’s deep attachment to the lush trees, bright flowers and gurgling streams. This festival which once only belonged to the old Tibetan nobility is a common leisure holiday…

November 1, 2016 BY Kunga

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