Top 9 Things to Know Before You Travel to Tibet in 2018

1. Tibetan New Year and Chinese Spring Festival on February 16, 2018 In China, the Tibetan New Year and the Spring Festival are not fixed. Sometimes the difference is two or three days, sometimes a month apart. However, there are overlaps, and it happens to be the same day: February 16, 2018 in Gregorian calendar.…

February 13, 2018 BY Kunga

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Experiencing Horse Racing Festivals in Tibetan Area

Tibet Autonomous Region or more popularly known as Tibet has many variety of experiences to offer to the enthusiastic wanderlusts visiting her. And except for its cultural and scenic charm, the festive spirit of the entire Tibet makes the travelers want to go back to her again and again. A lot of popular and unique…

October 10, 2017 BY Kunga

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Traditional Ongkor Festival Celebration in Tibet

The Ongkor Festival is one of the most important festivals in the Tibetan Calendar. Usually held at the end of summer, it celebrates the upcoming harvest, and literally means “make circle round the field”, or “surrounding the farmland”. Also known as the “Bumper Harvest Festival”, it is held in farming communities across the region to…

September 25, 2017 BY Kunga

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Why Tibetan People Like Hanging Prayer Flags ?

Tibet is a land of customs and traditions. Woven in its air is a deep sense of spirituality that never fails to enamour the inhabitants as well as the tourists. Tibet is known for its unique rituals, distinct belief system and religious accessories that Tibetans use to worship and pray. Thinking about Tibet, the first…

August 7, 2017 BY Kunga

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Nagqu, Home to Qiangtang Nomadic Culture

In Tibet Autonomous region, there are seven prefectures and the Nagqu prefecture is the largest administrative division of the Tibet Autonomous Region. It has an area of 450,537 square kilometers with a well constructed and facilitated airport and a railway. The airport, Nagqu Dagring Airport is considered to be world’s highest altitude airport, standing at…

July 31, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Mask & Cham Dance Festival

The art of Tibetan masks forms part of the traditions of Tibetan culture, and is steeped in history. The masks, which are traditionally used in Buddhist festivals, and date back to before the 6th century. Significance of Tibetan Masks Tibetan masks often embody the wrathful deities of Tibetan Buddhism, and are meant to drive fear…

July 10, 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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