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Norbulingka treasure Park is Summer palace and Garden Palace of 7th to the cunrrent Dalai lamas. It was built in the period of the 7th Dalai Lama Kalsang Gyatso, in the mid of 18th century. During summer time, Dalai lama spent their time in this Palace. This beautiful palace compound is located west of Potala...
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The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon undulates 496.3 km long, with an average elevation over 3,000 m, and the down-cutting erosion reaches 5,382 m. It is longer than Colorando Canyon in the United States, the longest Canyon in the world. and deeper than Colca Canyon in Peru. The Yarlung Tsangpo grand Canyon contain nine vertical natural...
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About Sera Monastery The full name of Sera Temple is “Sera Thekchen Ling Monastery”, one of the six main monasteries of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Together with Drepung Monastery and Ganden Monastery, it is called the three major monasteries of Lhasa, and it is the latest one of the three major monasteries. Sera...
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Barkhor Street is the oldest street in Lhasa. In the past, it was only a circumambulation path, Now it’s also a shopping center with national characteristics. It’s an old district with colorful Tibetan features. Tibetan houses line the street, and the ground is paved with man-made flagstones, preserving the ancient look. In the street, you...
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Ganden monastery is the greatest and the oldest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It is also one of three principal monasteries in Lhasa.  Other two are Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery). At its peak, it had a registration of more than 4,000 monks. Tsongkhapa, the founder of Gelug Sect, established it as the first Gelug...
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Located in the center of old Lhasa city, the Jokhang temple is a prime seat of the of the Tibetan Buddhism, inside we will see lots of statues from different sects. It was first built in 647AD. Main statue inside is the life-sized statue of Sakyamuni at the age of 12, Chinese princess brought from...
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About Potala palace Potala Palace is mainly comprised of the White Palace (administrate building) and the Red Palace (Religious building). The Potala Palace is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks. White Palace The White Palace comprising halls, temples, and courtyards. It serves as the living quarters of the Dalai...
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Ruthok rock painting, a cultural site, is located in Ruthok County, Tibet. It is mainly distributed in the South and east of Pangong Tso, nearly 200 or 300 square km. The most easily found rock paintings are in the area of Xinjiang Tibet highway near Ritu. Murals are carved with hard stone or other hard...
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Thong Monastery began to be built in 996, and it is the first Buddhist Monastery constructed in Ngari Prefecture by the Guge Kingdom. The murals of the Monastery can be called unique paintings through the ages. the second dissemination of Buddhism is originated here. It affords a lot of precious material in kind for research...
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As a typical typography, Zhada earthen forest can be called an extraordinary master work of the nature. It is the sole one in China and the typical one in the world. it is most representative at both side of Langchen Tsangpo(Indus river). The Zhada earthen forest is 5,000 sq km in scale, while the kernel...
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As the main peak of Gangdise Mountain, Mount Kailash (Gang Rinpoche) peak is 6.638 m above sea level. Over 250 glaciers around peak make it the sources of the Indus, Ganges and Yarlung Tsangpo rivers. In the west of Tibet you can find the most holy mountain in the world: Kailash. The mountain dominates the...
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Tashi Lhunpo in Tibetan, it means auspicious giant Monastery. It is the largest temple in Shigatse area. It is listed as the six largest Monastery of Gelug Sect along with Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Gandan Monastery in Lhasa, Kumbum Monastery in Qinghai and Labrang Monastery in southern Gansu. The Monastery was built in 1447...
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A lot of people believe that Zhongdian (中甸) was renamed into Shangri-la in order to boost tourism. The truth is Shangri-la is just a figment of imagination of a writer, but nevertheless, Zhongdian or Shangri-la is just as mystical as the mythical place in the book. It features Old Town, which highlights the fun Tibetan culture that...
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If you are looking to play with pandas while in China, then your schedule needs to include a visit to the Wolong Natural Reserve. The Wolong Giant Panda natural Reserve is the world’s largest panda reserve and research institution. It is also the world’s largest breeding base and panda sperm bank.   Through artificial insemination and...
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Kubum Monastery, is located in Qinghai Province, in the county of Huangzhong, which is more than 20 kilometers from Xining proper. It was built mainly for the Gelugpa or the Yellow Hat Sect, a kind of Buddhism that is popular in Tibet. Hence, the monastery is more than a home for the monks; it’s also...
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When looking down from the top of the Tamala Pass, Jampaling Monastery appears tucked in the crisscrossing mountain ranges on a knoll-composed layers of red earth formed by ancient glaciers between the Tsarchu and Ngom Qu Rivers. This monastery was founded during the Ming period by a disciple of Tsongkapa after Tsongkapa’s religious reform in...
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In the Area between kunlun mountains, Tanggula mountains and Gangdise- Nyachentangla mountains, its land area covers 2/3 of the whole Tibet. Its Average elevation reaches more than 4,500 m. With unique scenery, Chang tang Grassland teems with 1,000 species of wildlife, of which some 40 species under the protection of the state and autonomous region....
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Yumbulagang Palace situated in NeDong County, about 8 km outh of Tsedang town. Known as the first imperial palace in Tibet, was built in the second century BC by Nyatri Tsanpo. In the 7th century AD, Songtsan Gampo moved the capital to Lhasa and Yumbulagang palace gradually became a Buddhist palace, and then the 5th...
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As one of the sacred lakes in Tibet and one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world, Manasarovar or Mapam Yutso lake is 4,586 m above sea level and 77 m deep, with an area of 412 sq km. on the slope of the mountain by the lake stands the Jiwu monastery, which...
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Holy lakes Tibet is a natural heaven on earth because of the presence of innumerable lakes and vales all around its perimeter that give its landscape a diverse, serene and artistic feel. Some of these lakes are smooth and calm like glass, surrounded with peaceful and lush green canopies; while some have gushing white waters...
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