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The thankga is not a flat creation like an oil or acrylic painting. Rather, it consists of a picture panel which is painted or embroidered, over which a textile is mounted, and then over which is laid a cover, usually silk. >> More
Since the beginning of 2008, the Panam County of Xigaze Prefecture has launched housing projects for the local rural people with fund from the government, aids from other places, the bank and the local people. The residents help one another to build their houses. >> More
Tour in Tibet, you may see groups of Tibetan men and women gathered together. They are chatting, drinking and singing, circle surrounded singing and dancing happily on the lawns, on the open fields, the threshing land, in the yard, by the lake, near the temples or any other places. This is the Tibetan local custom of "playing Bazi or dancing Guozhuang." >> More
During the period of Tubo I, the first palace Yumblagang was built on the top of a small hill in the Yarlong Valley. The following Btsan-pos built a series of palaces such as Potala Palace and so on. During the time of Trisong Detsan, the first Monastery Samye was built based on the fantasy world of the Buddhism tenet. >> More
Tibetan people are very hospitable. When serve guests with barley wine, the host will take the full cup of wine to the front of guests, and at the same time, the guests should accept it with both hands, then hold the cup with one hand, while with your middle finger of another hand dipping a little the wine, and flip toward the sky by your thumb and middle finger. >> More
In Tibetan areas, free love is commonly in many young men and women, their parents and relatives will not interfere in. As for courtship, or bare, or obscure, vary by different people from place to place. >> More
It is said that Horse Racing Festival in Damxung is introduced from Mongolia to Tibet. So far a singer who can sing the song in Mongolian comes to sing Mongolian song. Damxung Horse Racing Festival (Dang Ji Ren Horse Race Festival in Tibetan language means Lamas chant sutras.) >> More
Many Tibetans won’t accept coins and there are different opinions about this phenomenon, mainly as follows: >> More
Most Tibetan houses are covered with iron sheet, instead of tiles. Even some walls are also made of iron sheet, but most of them are temporary habitants. Most of all, iron sheet is cheap and affordable in Tibet, and it is easy to get. >> More
Blood sausage, meat sausage, flour sausage and liver sausage are also favored by many Tibetans. Other food stuffs include Momo (Tibetan dumplings), Thenthuk (Tibetan noodles) and yak tongue. >> More
Tibetan architecture contains Chinese and Indian elements, and holds a deeply Buddhist feature. So it is a wonderful reflection of multicultural. The Buddhist Prayer wheel, along with two deer or dragons, can be seen on nearly every monastery in Tibet. The design of the Tibetan yards can vary, from round walls in Kham to square walls in Ladakh. >> More
Frescos are a universal feature of temples and monasteries in Tibet. There are over 200 in Jokhang Monastery alone, covering an area of 300 square meters. >> More
Tibetan opera dates back about 1,400 years. Compared with the few other folk operas of Chinese ethnic minorities, it has the longest history. According to Tibetan historical records, King Songtsan Gambo greatly admired the costumes, music and dancing of the Tang Dynasty introduced to Tibet by Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty when she married the Tibetan king. >> More
Tibetan butter tea , po cha, is the most typical Tibetan drink. People who know about Tibetans know what po cha tastes like. In Tibet many people drink it all day long because it heats them up. >> More
At the top of the ridge, on a platform of stones encircled by prayer flags, the tomden, o yogin-butcher, unwraps the body and slices it from head to toe, exposing the underlying flesh and bones. Drawn by the smoke from the juniper fire and the smell of fresh meat, huge vultures begin to gather on the surrounding rocks. >> More

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