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Seven things with magic power in Tibetan culture

Tibet is a mysterious and holy land which attracts a great number of travelers. It’s usually connected to the meaningful Buddhism and the unique spiritual culture. There are seven kinds of talismans prevalent in this land. Each of them is said to be a blessing from the Gods in local Tibetans.

Top1 dZi

This is a kind of special beads only founded in Tibet, India, Nepal and some countries in West Asia. With an appearance of weird eyes, dZi is the most valuable one in the top 7 treasures in Tibetan culture. The ancestors of this area believe that the dZi is a gift from Gods and a supernatural pearl fallen from heaven. There are different opinions on the origin of dZi. Someone think that those beads are fossils, while some others consider them as artificiality of meteorites. It’s said that the dZi contains mysterious energy and it can only be found by those who are greatly blessed by Buddha. The dZi have a great magnetic field, it has a good effect on our mental aura and helps us achieve …

Top 10 Unsolved Mysteries in Tibet (part 2)

Top6. Storyteller of King Gesar

As an Incarnation of the great master Guru Rinpoche, King Gesar is a super hero
worshiped by Tibetans from generation to generation. He was born nearly one thousand years ago and devoted to carrying forward Buddha Dharma and tame demons. Most of his stories have been passed down via folklore and narrative folk songs. However, there are dozens of storytellers who can tell a million words of stories about King Gesar in Tibet. It's surprising that most of them are illiterates. How can they recite so many stories only by memory? Most of these storytellers said that they are reincarnations of a frog blessed by King Gesar. They obtained the ability to tell stories by coincidences such as dream, illness or getting lost. Until today, there isn't any reasonable scientific explanation for this mysterious phenomenon.

Top7. Guge Kingdom

Found in the 9th century, the Guge Kingdom was a regime originated in Ngari Prefecture of Tibet. It was controlled by desc…

Top 10 Unsolved Mysteries in Tibet (part 1)

Tibet is a place full of legends and mysteries. Although it has long been known as a popular destination for tourists, many mysteries there are still not well explained. Is an abominable snowman really exists? What is the reason for the red snow happen in the Himalayas? Today we'll show you the top ten unsolved mysteries in Tibet travel and lead you into this magical place on the roof of the world.

Top1. Abominable Snowman of Tibet

As one of the most amazing stories in the world, abominable snowman of Tibet(the Yeti) always has great appeal to the adventurers and the truth seekers. The record for abominable snowman can date back to 1784 when some people in the Himalayan area witnessed this incredible creature which was catching a man and taking him away for marriage. Some expedition teams have searched the eastern area of Tibet in recent years, however, whether abominable snowman really exists is still unknown to us.

Top2. Red Snow in the Himalayas

The ice surface at the altitude…

Tibet offers you excellent experience in different months (part 2)

July: Take a trip to Motuo - the most mysterious place in Tibet
Motuo means the hidden lotus flower in Tibetan. It’s the last county in China opening to the outside world. Locate at the lowest point on the Tibetan Plateau, this mysterious land is famous for its beauty and peace. Motuo is known as a natural museum of various plants. In July the mountains there are covered by an endless green and large fields of colorful flowers. You may move by the beautiful views there.
July is the very month when the busy season of Tibet travel begins. A great number of tourists will flood into this land. So we suggest you book with Great Tibet Tour in advance so as not to affect your plan for travel.
August: The Horse Riding Festival in Nagqu
As one of the greatest celebrations in the north of Tibet, The Nagqu Horse Racing Festival usually takes place in the middle of August. The local Tibetans would dressed up in their traditional clothes, sing and dance on the grassland to express their joy.
The festi…

Tibet offers you excellent experience in different months (part 1)

Tibet is an attractive place with so many charming styles. Whenever travelers pay a visit to Tibet, there is always something exciting for them to discover. Visitors may feel uncertain about this mysterious land if they have never been to Tibet. They usually ask about the weather in Tibet or the schedule of the unique festivals in Tibet. Don’t worry, today we have found answers to these questions. Below is useful travel information about what to do in different months of the year in Tibet. Check it and find the most appealing things before starting your perfect trip to Tibet!

January: Enjoy the sunshine in Lhasa

In January, visiting Tibet Lhasa city is a beautiful and peaceful place in the sunshine. You can enjoy the beauty of the ancient city without interruption in the off season. The average temperature in January there is about 7℃ in the day time. It seems a little cold but due to the dry weather in the winter and the high elevation there, it's also very warm when you walk in…

Rongbuk Monastery - The best viewing platform to watch the view of the Mount Everest

Rongbuk Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhism Temple located in Tingri County to the southwest of Shigatse city. As the highest monastery around the world, the old temple lies on a mountain top near Mount Everest with an elevation of 4980 meters. Founded in 1902, Rongbuk Monastery is an important temple for Nyingma sect (also called Red sect of Lamaism) in Tibetan Buddhism. It was known as the“sanctuary of the birds” because any destruction of life is strictly prohibited in this area. The British came there in 1921 found that the animals near the temple were very tame, sometimes wild animals even would come to the monastery fearlessly.
Surrounded by mountains, Rongbuk Monastery is an ancient architectural complex with some five-storey buildings. It’s said that the reason why the temple was founded in a place so high is for the peaceful environment there. Rongbuk Monastery is a unique temple where monks and nuns live together peacefully. In the golden age, up to more than 300 monks and 300 nu…

Tibetan Medicine

As one of the most ancient medical system around the world, Tibetan medicine attracts much attention in recent decades as Tibet travel has become more and more popular to the world. Originated about 2500 years ago, the Tibetan medical tradition has grown to a full-blown healing system. In the eighth century, Yutok Yonten Gonpo, the founder of Tibetan Medical Science, wrote the Four Medical Tantras by taking the advantage of the main medicine systems in China, India, Persia, and Nepal. His descendant, Yuthok Yonten Gonpo the Younger, wrote Yuthok Nyingthig which is a system of Buddhist practice combined Traditional Tibetan medicine and Vajray─üna practices. From then on, the framework of Tibetan medicine system was established. With the developing in the following hundreds of years, Tibetan medicine occupies a significant place in the medical circle. Today a training center of local physicians called Mentsekhang which was founded in 1916 by the 13th Dalai Lama, is still an important pla…

Tashilhunpo Monastery - the Buddhist treasure

Together with the top three Monastery in Tibet Lhasa city, Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the big four Monasteries of Gelugpa in Tibet. Tashilhunpo means “the Heap of Glory” or “an auspicious and blessed mountain which is the center of the world”. Located at the foot of Drolmari in Shigatse, this holy temple is the largest one in this region. Founded in 1447 by Gendun Drup who is the 1st Dalai Lama, Tashilhunpo Monastery had been greatly enlarged by the successive Panchen Lamas especially the fourth Panchen. The huge temple covers an area of 150,000 square meters with a great number of structures such as The Maitreya Chapel, The Kelsang Temple, and The Panchen Lama's Palace. As the ashram of the Panchen Lamas from the fourth generation, Tashilhunpo Monastery is a holy place for understanding and practicing the Buddhism.

Standing in front of Tashilhunpo Monastery, visitors can catch the vision of massive buildings with golden roofs and red walls. Once entering the front gate, a pl…