Tibet’s traditional architecture – folk house

August,17 2018 BY Chloe Xin 0 COMMENTS

Tibetan architecture contains Chinese and Indian influence, but has many unique features brought about by its adaptation to the cold, generally arid, high-altitude climate of the Tibetan plateau. The Tibet’s traditional architecture – folk house reflects the features most. 

Tibetan folk house


Tibet has produced one of the world's most unique and easily-recognizable forms of architecture. Nevertheless, systematic study of Tibetan architecture is still a comparatively unexplored field. 

Tibetan folk house

Tibetan construction activities can be traced back over 1300 years, when the first Buddhist temples were built in central Tibet. One of these, the Lhasa Jokhang, still exists and yields important information about the origins and early development of Tibetan architecture. 

Tibetan folk house

The earliest surviving Tibetan religious monuments are closely based on Indian prototypes. Later temples and monuments, built after the period of the second diffusion of Buddhism, are very similar to Tibetan vernacular architecture. They show only limited foreign architectural influences. The earliest extant defensive structures appear likewise to be based on indigenous designs and technologies. 

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