Skip to main content

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 period, Tibetans will visit their relatives and friends, and share Tibetan food and wine with each other.

Nagqu Horse Racing Festival

Located in the northwest of Tibet, Nagqu Prefecture is famous for a famous festival - Nagqu Horse Racing Festival. It always held in August, and it will attract thousands of Tibetans and travelers. Before the day of Nagqu Horse Racing Festival, lots of Tibetans will arrive at the boundless grassland, and pitch tents in advance in order to pick up the best view place. Hundreds of tents will be settled in an overnight.
There are kinds of activities and competitions held during the festival, such as horse racing, yak racing, lifting stones, and so on. Thus, you have no reason to miss such a grand visual feast in Nagqu.

Saga Dawa Festival

As one of the most vital festivals in Tibet, Saga Dawa Festival is held on the fourth mouth of Tibetan lunar calendar. As the main site for holding Saga Dawa Festival, Lhasa will host a great number of Tibetans from different prefectures. All the pious Tibetans will head to Potala Palace and Bharkor Street to do pray. According to Buddhism, Tibetans should avoid killing living things and eating meat during this month.

Shoton Festival

Held on the sixth month, Shoton Festival is another popular festival in Tibet. The highlight of this festival is to display the huge Thangka of Lord Buddha in Drepung monastery. When the Thangka is lifted by monks, the horns will rise. As the opening of Thangka, all Tibetans will throw their hahas into the sky. After a week later, the Thangka will be reclosed and placed in Drepung monastery. Besides the unveiling of Thangka, there are some other activities such as eating yogurt, Tibetan Opera Performance, and Linkga activities.

Butter Lamp Festival

Held on the 15th day of the first month of Tibetan lunar calendar, Butter Lamp Festival is the representative festival of Buddhism religion. During that day, all Tibetan monks will use butter to create varies of Buddha statues. The colors of those statues are plenty and diverse. It will attract lots of Tibetans people to enjoy colorful sculptures.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

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…

Lhasa Tour Proposals

Boated as the purest place in the world, Tibet has become an ultimate tourist destination for travelers who are interested in mysterious Tibetan Buddhism, crystal-like lakes, and snow-capped mountains. Lhasa is the center of Tibet which is the primary place for travelers who want to have a Tibet tour. Here, I’d like to share some proposals about Tibet tour with you.

Basic Information about Lhasa

Located in the south of Tibet, Lhasa is the center of Tibet with an area of 30,000 square kilometers. There are about 400,000 Tibetans living in this city. And the Galsang flower is regarded as the city flower. Lhasa is divided into two municipal districts including Chengguan, Tuilong Deqing, and six counties including Linzhou, Dangxiong, Nimu, Qushui, Dazi, Mozhu Gongka.

Lhasa Climate

Generally speaking, the climate in Lhasa is better than other places in Lhasa, especially in winter. The temperature is high in the daytime, even it is warmer than other places in the north of China. However, it …

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…