Tibet Facts

Learn some basic knowledge about Tibetan people, custom and history will make your tour more enjoyable, then you will not be puzzled when visiting dazzling Tibetan monasteries and palaces. There is an old saying: "Sing the local songs when you get to a local place." The unique culture and religion, not only shown on the fabulous Thangka, delicate art, exotic Tibetan opera, also the Tibetans have different ways of behavior in many aspects.

Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava
Padmasambhava is the founding ancestor of Tibetan Buddhism, also the inherited founder of the Nyingma sect (Red Sect).
Why So Many Festivals in Tibet Why So Many Festivals in Tibet
Most foreign tourists may be curious about why there are so many festivals in Tibet. Basically, there are four reasons to explain for it.
Tibetan New Year Tibetan New Year
Among all the Tibetan festivals, the Tibetan New Year (also known as Losar) takes the dominant position throughout the whole year so that people take it most seriously. It lasts for fifteen days from January 1st to 15th.
Religious Characteristics in Tibetan Festivals Religious Characteristics in Tibetan Festivals
There are a lot of religious festivals, some religious ties in these festivals remained more or less, which can be found in the stylized rituals. Hence, religious rituals have already become a fixed pattern of many festivals by degrees.
Tibet Shoton Festival Tibet Shoton Festival
At the end of June and the beginning of July of each year according to Tibetan calendar will be the Tibetan traditional festival-Shoton Festival. “Sho” means yogurt while “Ton” refers to eat and banquet. Therefore, Shoton Festival means the day to eat yogurt according to Tibetan language.
Sherpa People-Best Guide for Mt. Everest Climbing Sherpa People-Best Guide for Mt. Everest Climbing
Sherpa means "People from the East" in Tibetan language. Scattered in the border areas of China (Tibet-Nepal Border), Nepal, India and Bhutan on both side of Himalayan Mountains.
Saga Dawa Festival in Tibet Saga Dawa Festival in Tibet
According to Tibetan calendar, April 15th is the day for a special festival of Tibetan people-Saga Dawa Festival, referring to one of Tibetan 28 constellations. It is the most distinctive festival during spring season in Tibet.
Three Major Dialects in Tibet Three Major Dialects in Tibet
The Tibetan language in general can be divided into three dialects including the U-Tsang dialect, Kham dialect and Amdo dialect in all. The so-called Kham Tibetans, Amdo Tibetans and U-Tsang Tibetans are divided according to the three major dialects.
Tibetan Nomads Tibetan Nomads
Tibetan people are an ancient nomadic nationality, having long lived a nomadic life in their history. Therefore, nomadic culture has also played an important role in Tibetan traditional cultures.
Tibetan Festivals Tibetan Festivals
This page introduces some most important Tibetan festivals such as Tibetan New Year, Butter Lamp, Saga Dawa, Shoton festivals and celebration date contrast.
Tibetan Arts Tibetan Arts
This page tells about some typical Tibetan art and culture.
The People of Tibet The People of Tibet
This page tells about Tibetan people’s characteristics, tradition, religious believes, ways of living, and etc.
Ethnic Religions Ethnic Religions
Learn more about Tibetan religion and culture before traveling to Tibet.
Lhasa Heritage Hotels Lhasa Heritage Hotels
We list some Tibetan traditional hotel recommendations for your consideration.
Geography of Tibet Geography of Tibet
This page tells about Tibet's peculiar geological features, magnificent natural scenery, splendid ethnic culture and characteristic local customs and practices.