Gyantse Damar Festival

November,26 2019 BY Master Catherine Jigme 0 COMMENTS

It is said that the Gyantse Damar Festival started as an athletic competition in the 1400s. As the years went by, it became an important inter-village competition. Buddhist worship and other events and festivities were added in. Of course, if a lot of people from various villages get together, they need to eat together peaceably, and they’ll have a picnic. They’ll also swap merchandise and have a swap meet, and a market will start as people come to try to sell their merchandise.

Gyantse Horse Racing FestivalA Tibetan horseman is picking up Hada on the grassland.

What to See in Gyantse Damar Festival

- Fast running horse competition.
- A well decorated horse.
- Many horsemen with Typical local Ethnic dress up.
- Yak race, wrestling, track and field events, and ball games.
- Tibetan Opera, Tibetan singing and dancing show.
- Hundreds of bussinessmen diplaying the local products.
- Showing different skill during Archery competition.
- Hundreds of Tibetan spectators with typical ethnic dress up.
- You can still observe the ancient butter system there.
- Thousands of foreign visitors and journalists.
- Hundreds of Tibetan tents with full of spectators.

When to Go for Gyantse Damar Festival

Gyantse Damar Festival, also known as Gyantse Horse Racing Festival, is usually held in fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar. With most ethnic features, it should be wonderful to make a tour to Tibet in summer.

Yamdrok LakeYamdrok Lake

The town of Gyantse is situated in a valley between high mountains, and compared to the rest of Tibet, more of the traditional way of life continues on there. During summer, the scenery in Gyantse is also amazing. A lot of flowers are blooming on the plain at an altitude of about 4,000 meters. There are also several famous tourist sites in and near Gyantse, like Yamdrok Lake suited by the road from Lhasa to Gyantse, the Kumbum Stupa which is the only Nepalese-style stupa in Tibet, Palkhor Monastery on the northern side of Gyantse, Tashilhunpo Monastery that is the home of the Panchen Lama.

The road condition from Lhasa to Gyantse is very good. Gyantse is about 245 kilometers southwest of Lhasa. If you are interested in making a Gyantse Horse Racing Festival Tour, just let us know. Tibettravel org can arrange Tibet permits, train tickets or air tickets to Tibet, tour guide and vehicles.

Master Catherine Jigme

About the Author - Master Catherine Jigme

With exceptional passion and outstanding leadership, Mrs. Catherine has dedicated herself to Tibet inbound tourism and China tour for 15 years. As one of the handful females who see great potential of Chinese inbound tourism, Catherine has made great contribution to promoting Tibet tourism and enhancing the employment of Tibetans and prosperity of local Tibetan community.

Over the years, she travelled overseas with Tibet Tourism Bureau many times to promote Tibet tourism. Currently, Catherine works as the marketing director of Tibet Vista, an opinion leader behind the whole team of Tibet Vista.

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