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March 2018
Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region vows to control the number of visitors in the region’s scenic spots, including Mount Qomolangma, known as Mount Everest in the West, according to an official in the region. Chay Drala, chairman of the region and a deputy to the 13th National People’s Congress, told the China National Radio (CNR)...
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According to some Tibetan sources, Emperor Trisong Detsen launched a campaign against the Bhata Hor in the Lake Baikal region in order to bring the protector Pehar Gyalpo to Tibet. The Bhata Hor refer to the Uighur Turks of the Orkhon Uighur Empire (745 – 840). That empire included Mongolia and the Lake Baikal region...
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Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival is the annual tourism event in Tibet. Starting from 2002, Nyingchi hold a peach Blossom convention to celebrate the blooming peach flower. Peach Blossom covers whole Nyingchi region. The celebration start from late March. During that time, it attract countless tourist from different part of world, a large number of them want...
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More than 450,000 tourists visit during a week-long holiday The Spring Festival holidays saw a tourism boom in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region thanks to favorable policies. More than 450,000 tourists from both home and overseas visited Tibet during the week-long holidays spring festival that ended Wednesday, a 48.2 percent increase compared with the same...
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Nyatri Tsenpo (“King of the Throne on the Shoulders”) was a king of Tibet. He was a legendary progenitor of the so-called “Yarlung dynasty”. His reign is said to have begun in 127 BC. In traditional Tibetan history, he was the first ruler of the kingdom. The Dunhuang chronicles report that he is said to have descended from heaven onto the sacred mountain Yarlha Shampo. Due to...
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Tri Songdetsen (Trisong Detsen) was also a proponent of Buddhism and, as such, was opposed by his many conservative, xenophobic ministers who preferred the Bon religion. In 761 he sent his minister Selnang (gSal-snang) to Nepal and on to India to invite the Buddhist master Shantarakshita, the abbot of Nalanda Monastery, the most prestigious Buddhist...
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The history of the China’s Tibet may seem complex to those who don’t know much about the region. Fortunately, a Beijing exhibition is helping to clear up the mystic surrounding the region’s culture and its roots. The exhibition Tibetan History and Culture that kicked off at the Capital Museum on Tuesday features 216 extremely rare...
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Songtsen Gampo ascended the throne at the age of thirteen. To arrange an alliance with Nepal, he sent a minister there to arrange a marriage for him with the Princess Bhrikuti Devi (Lha-mo Khro-gnyer-can-ma). When she came to Tibet for the marriage, she brought with her a statue of the Buddha-figure Akshobhya. It is unclear...
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