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Lhasa

kubum stupa
09
Dec

Top 3 architectural wonders of Tibet

There are many unique architectural wonders in Tibet and Tibetan architecture is also influenced by its geography and climate, its culture, Tibetan Buddhism, and Indian, Mongol Nepalese, and Tang architectural style. Tibetan architecture is often traced back to 1300 years when the first Buddhist temples were built in central Tibet. Potala Palace The Potala Palace...
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tibet travel
27
Nov

Complete Tibet Travel Guides 2022

Tibet is on most travelers’ bucket lists, with stunning high-altitude mountains, ancient monasteries, and rich local culture. To get to this massive region, you will need to prepare ahead of time, so your trip goes as planned. Start by getting the necessary travel documents so you can travel legally to Tibet. Then, make a detailed...
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Tibetan dumplings (momos)
17
Nov

Food in Tibet: What to eat in Tibet?

There is so much traditional local Tibetan cuisine that is not familiar to outsiders. The food in Tibet varies by region, flavors, and ingredients. In this article, we’re taking you through the basics of Tibetan cuisine, staples ingredients, dishes, and of course, where to find the best food in Tibet and what you shouldn’t leave...
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Jokhang temple in Lhasa
11
Nov

Why you should travel to Tibet in Winter

Many people choose to travel to Tibet from April to October, especially during summertime in July and August. Winter always sounds a bit scary. It must be freezing. Is it an excellent time to travel? I will give you three reasons why you should visit Tibet in Winter. Winter in Tibet #1 Best Off-Season Travel...
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Lakes in Tibet
07
Oct

Best Time to Travel to Tibet

Traveling to Tibet is not easy but needs planning and help from the local travel agency, and while we at Explore Tibet can organize almost all the aspects of your Tibet tour. There is no exact time for being the best time to travel to Tibet. Tibet is a year-round holiday destination, and each of...
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prostration in Tibetan Buddhism
23
Sep

Prostration in Tibetan Buddhism

In every religion, practitioners offer prostration to God and their holy places as a sign of respect and offer homage to seek their guide for the pure body, mind, and soul and purify the mind, body, and speech. There is a different way to prostrate and purify one’s delusion and lousy karma in Buddhism. In...
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Samye Monastery
06
Sep

Samye Monastery

Samye monastery is in Darnak town of Lhoka County(Shannan), Tibet. It is situated valley facing the northern part of the Yarlung Tsangpo river. Samye Monastery was first established in the 8th century by King Trisong Dhesten, who invited scholar Khenpo Bhodisatuva and Guru Padmasambhava from India to bless the site took three years to build...
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Potala Palace
22
Aug

Buddhist sites in Lhasa

All the Tibet tour starts from Lhasa in Tibet. Tibet has a long history and many attractions. Each itinerary has listed many attractions for you to visit. However, here are the must-visit attractions in Tibet, mostly Buddhist sites located in and around Lhasa. If you could spend two to three days in Lhasa, visiting those...
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Potala Palace
19
Jun

What to see in Tibet?

You might have heard about Tibet’s unique culture and its beautiful landscapes. I have been traveling around Tibet for many years, and here I will share some of the best things to do in Tibet and unique places to visit. I hope it’ll inspire you to travel to Tibet. What to see in Tibet? Most...
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Jokhang Temple in Lhasa
21
Oct

Things to do in Barkhor street

Barkhor Street is located in Lhasa’s heart, encircling the Jokhang temple in the old district of Lhasa. It is said that in 647, King Songtsen Gampo built the Jokhang temple. Jokhang is one of the first and old temples built in Tibet. Religiously, Barkhor street is actually a one-way circled praying road around the Jokhang...
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