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Religion in Tibet

Tibetans have a strong belief that religion is necessary for social cohesion. According to their philosophy, mutual rituals and beliefs help them to achieve social solidarity. They use religious teachings and norms to attain conformity and hold in society. If you are planning to visit Tibet, you must know about the existing religion there and their beliefs. Like their culture, Tibetans have deep-rooted religions and every religion comes with some distinctive characteristics. The main religions in Tibet are; Tibet Buddhism, Bon, Chinese ethnic religion and folk religion sect. Let us explore each religion. Buddhism Also widespread in the Himalayas and central Asia, the main religion in Tibet is Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhism is, however, another extension of Buddhist doctrine. According to the International Religious Freedom Report of 2012, 91% of the Tibet population is confined to Buddhism. So, we can say that it is highly practiced religion at present which is growing rapidly. Buddhism o…
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Top of Tibet

Abounded in rich natural resources, Tibet attracts a great number of tourists from home and abroad. Every year, numerous travelers head to Tibet to explore the majestic views and grand temples. While how to choose the best place to go among the numerous attractions in Tibet has become the primary question for travelers. Here, I'd like to share the top of Tibet which is worthy of being recommended to you.

The highest monastery in Tibet - Rongbuk Monastery

Located in Tingri County, Tibet, Rongbuk Monastery was built in 1899 by a Tibetan Buddhist believer. With the high altitude of 5154 meters, Rongbuk Monastery is crowned as the highest monastery in China, even in the world. Situated at the foot of a high mountain, Rongbuk Monastery includes two parts, including the new part and the old part. There are five floors in the old part, but only two floors go into service. The new part of Rongbuk Monastery was built in 1902, and the area is larger than the old one with 8 subordinate small…

How to Plan a Tibet Tour for Americans

With the average high altitude of four thousand meters, Tibet is like a shining pearl scattered in the west of China. With mirror-like lakes, snow-capped mountains, splendid monasteries, and temples, the Tibet tourism industry has a rapid development in recent years thanks to the convenient transportation. As a part of international travelers who plan a tour in Tibet, more and more Americans head to Tibet to explore the unique Tibetan traditions and stunning natural views. But due to the high altitude, the changeable weather in Tibet, and unique political reasons, traveling to Tibet from America is not very easy. In order to help you have a wonderful time in Tibet, we Great Tibet Tour collect a lot of documents about how to plan a Tibet tour for Americans.

Top Things to Do in Tibet for Americans

Tibet Natural Tour

The natural scenery in Tibet is really attractive and majestic. Here are some hot natural scenic spots which are worthy of being recommended to you:

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How to Plan A Tibet Tour

Are you expecting a journey to Tibet? Do you know how to plan a wonderful Tibet tour? After searching a great number of documents online, here I’d like to share a complete Tibet tour guide for you.

From the ancient time to the resent, Tibet is a hot tourist destination for travelers from home and abroad. Abounding with rich natural resources and majestic scenic spots, Tibet enjoys a high reputation in the world. Every year, a large number of international tourists head to Tibet for the purpose of exploring the mysterious Tibetan Buddhism, splendid snow-capped mountains, crystal-like lakes, and splendid temples and monasteries. There are some tips about Tibetan culture and tour, which may help you arrange an unforgettable trip in Tibet.

Some Major Festivals in Tibet

Tibetan New Year is the most vital festival in Tibet. The date of Tibetan New Year is stipulated based on traditional Tibetan lunar calendar. During this festival, Tibetans will visit friends and relatives and enjoy some de…

Tibetan Festival Tour

As one of the members of Chinese big family, Tibet is a special region located in the west of this boundless area. Owing to the unique Tibetan culture and customs, the festivals in Tibet have their own characteristics which attract a great number of travelers in the world. Traveling to Tibet during the grand Tibetan festivals is the best way to learn about Tibetans and Tibetan history. With many years’ history of Buddhism, lots of traditional festivals in Tibet have a close relationship with Tibetan Buddhism. Today, let me guide you to have a wonderful Tibetan festival tour.

Tibetan New Year

As the most important festival in Tibet, Tibetan New Year is always held in the first month of Tibetan lunar calendar. The grand festival will last for a whole month. In the first day, all the Tibetans will head to Tibetan monasteries and temples to do pray for the purpose of seeking blessings from the Buddha. What Tibetan New Year is to Tibetans is what Christmas is to westerns. During this perio…

Lhasa Airport

With the improvement of people's living standard, more and more travelers choose to take a flight to Tibet. At present, there are five airports built in the boundless Tibetan Autonomous Region, including Lhasa Airport, Nyingchi Mainling Airport, Chamdo Bangda Airport, Shigatse Peach Airport, and Ngari Gunsa Airport. Among the five airports in Tibet, Lhasa Airport in Gonggar county is the most popular airport in Tibet.

Brief Introduction of Lhasa Airport

Lhasa Airport is also known as Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Gonggar Airport, Lhasa Gonggar International Airport, or Lhasa Gonggar Airport. Situated in the high Himalaya mountains, Lhasa Airport was built in 1994. The distance from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa city is about 63.8 kilometers. It takes travelers about 1h 39m to drive from Lhasa Airport to Lhasa city. Crowned as the highest airport in the world, Lhasa Airport is located in the Gonggar County, Shannan Prefecture, Tibet.
With an area of 25000 square meters, Lhasa Airport transfers n…

Best Time to Visit Tibet

People who are interested in having a tour in Tibet always have the same question that when is the best time to visit Tibet. About this question, different people have different views. Generally, the summer holiday is the peak tourism season, however, the rainfalls are plenty. If you travel to Tibet in winter, you will visit the crystal-like glaciers. Winter is also a good season for tourists to see the grand snow-capped mountains,but the weather is too cold. If you want to travel to Nyingchi, autumn and spring are the best tour seasons. Actually, if you love Tibet, you will meet the beautiful scenery no matter what season you come.
Different Areas, Different Views
With the more than 122 kilometers, Tibet is divided into seven areas including Lhasa, Nyingchi, Ngari, Shigatse, Shannan, Chamdo, and Nagqu. The high altitude, climate, and culture vary from areas to areas.
Lhasa City
To most travelers, Lhasa is the first station after they set foot in Tibet because of the famous attractions…