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  • HOT What to Eat in Tibet? Special Restaurant Recommendation

    What to Eat in Tibet? Special Restaurant Recommendation

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    The diet of Tibetan is mainly beef, mutton and dairy products. This has a lot to do with the local climatic conditions. Common staple foods include: yak meat, tsampa, butter tea, barley wine and various dairy products. Butter tea is delicious, rich in nutrition and can weaken altitude sickness; tsampa is one of the traditional staple foods of Tibetan herdsmen; yak meat is natural, healthy, tender and delicious. The unique geographical environment has contributed to local dietary habits. Tibetan food will surely impress your trip to Tibet. Here, we summerized some famous restaurants in Tibet for you. Tibetan Family Kitchen Location: No.1 Pozhang Saba Alley, 

    325 2018-06-25

  • HOT Tibetan Paper – Recording of Thousand Years

    Tibetan Paper – Recording of Thousand Years

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    Before the papermaking technology introduced to ancient Tibet, Tibetans used bark, stone piece, bone, wood piece, sheepskin and other materials for writing. After Wencheng Princess brought in the papermaking technology, Tibetans still facing the problem of material for it was hard to find bamboo, paddy or fishnet that was used to make paper in middle China. However, after years of discovery, the craftsmen finally created the special Tibetan paper.(Tibetan paper) Tibetan paper is made from bark fiber and the root fiber of wolfsbane (scientific name: Stellera chamaejasme Linn.). Wolfsbane has colorful flower but contains poison, so it offers perfect features for Tibetan paper, such as moth-resistance, anti-corrasion, anti-discoloration, tough texture and wear-resistance. For the superior cha

    173 2018-06-08

  • HOT Advices of Taking Pictures of the Stars in Tibet

    Advices of Taking Pictures of the Stars in Tibet

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    Tibet is a good place for pictures of stars, for plateau area is close to the sky, and is free from city light pollution. However, it is not an easy job to shoot the stars in Tibet, so we summarized pieces of advice for you.​(Starry sky of Dumxung County, Tibet) First, take a tripod with you. There could be strong wind at night of Tibet, especially when you are in the wild or near the lakes. It requires long exposure time when taking pictures of the stars and a little vibration may ruin your work. Don’t regard the tripod as a heavy burden, you need it to shoot your photography works. Second, bring a single-lens reflex camera if you have. Although normal camera or a smartphone can do the job, but your work may full of noisy point, or you will find it hard to adjust the suitable aperture or

    176 2018-06-04

  • HOT Things to Know Before Your First Trip to Tibet

    Things to Know Before Your First Trip to Tibet

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    Many people choose Tibet as a tour destination to experience the unique plateau landscape. So, we summarized the brief tour guide of Tibet. 1. Where to live? When you first arrive in Tibet, you will arrive in Lhasa City, and the city has plenty of hotels which are close to the attractions. You may also choose smaller inns with similar rooms to hotels (like single room, queen room or family room). Besides, some inns have traveler corners for you to find travel friends or communicate about tour experiences. 2. Where to go? A day tour in Lhasa, visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. Nyingchi Area has lower altitude than Lhasa. A 2 or 3 days' tour will let you visit the "water-town" of Tibet. Shigatse, has higher altitude and the world-famous Mount Everest, a

    129 2018-05-31

  • HOT Sheep Releasing – Religiosity and Benevolence of Tibetan

    Sheep Releasing – Religiosity and Benevolence of Tibetan

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    The Tibetans adore the white color, the snow-capped mountains, the Tsampa, the Hada, the white pagodas... all have been given the cultural connotations of sincere, kindness, brightness, and sacred. In the snow-covered Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the sheep is the most ancient animals accompanied with the Tibetans' ancestors. They are white, gentle and are regarded as symbols of the deities. Affected by the Buddhist concept, people believe that releasing captive animal can take away disease and misfortune, so as to accumulate virtue and pray for good fortune. Near the monasteries in Tibet, it is often possible to see two or three individual sheep with red cloth tied on their necks but with no owner. In fact, these sheep have their own masters before. Their masters are all faithful believers i

    219 2018-05-10

  • HOT Folk-customs of Sanyuesan Festival

    Folk-customs of Sanyuesan Festival

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    Sanyuesan Festival (the 3rd day of the 3rd month of Lunar Calendar) is a traditional festival for many ethnic minorities in China. The ancient name is Shangsi Festival to commemorate the Yellow Emperor, a legendary ruler. According to legend, this day is the birthday of the Yellow Emperor. After the Wei and Jin Dynasties (220-420AD), Sanyuesan becomes the festival for Han nationality to have a waterside banquet and a spring outskirts tour. The third day of the third month of the lunar calendar is also the birthday of the Taoist god Zhenwu Emperor. Sanyuesan is also a traditional festival for the people of Zhuang nationality. The Zhuang people call the festival "Wobupo" or "Wopo", which originally meant to go outside to the field and sing songs. Therefore, it is also cal

    245 2018-04-25

  • HOT Tibet Major Festivals

    Tibet Major Festivals

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    The Tibet Autonomous Region is located in the southwestern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is not only a vast area with spectacular landforms and abundant resources, but also because it is one of the five ethnic minority autonomous regions of China. Tibetan autonomous institutions also include Tibetan tradition festivals such as the Tibetan New Year and the Sho Dun Festival are included in the holiday of the autonomous region. When is the corresponding time for major festivals in Tibet? What are the exciting moments worth a visit?1. Tibetan New Year Date: The 1st to 15th day of the first Tibetan month (around Jan. to Feb.) The Tibetan New Year is a traditional festival for Tibetan people. The significance and form of the festival are similar to the Chinese Lunar New Year. During the

    334 2018-04-20

  • HOT Popular Tibetan Food & Snack

    Popular Tibetan Food & Snack

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    Tibetan food is one of the genres of Chinese food series, with a long history and rich varieties. Tibetan food has light and mild favor. In addition to salt, onion and garlic, they usually do not put spicy seasonings. Now we will introduce you ten most distinctive Tibetan foods:1. Tibetan cheese cakeGrind the dry starch into a powder, and mixed with butter, sugar, ginseng fruit, peach kernels, raisins, made into round or square shape. With red and green thread patterns on the surface which expressing auspicious and longevity, the cakes are steamed in steamer. It’s a kind of milk-flavored dessert, has nourishing and strengthening body functions. Tibetan cheese cake is a popular food for Tibetan to treat guests.​2. Tibetan blood sausage​The method of making blood sausage is very simple. Put

    223 2018-04-16