The annual Horse Racing Festival in Shangrila is going to be held between June 2 and 4.
The event aims to showcase the natural beauty and unique culture of Shangri-la County, Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, promoting the local cultural and tourism industries.
A series of activity will be launched to highlight the festival, including Tibetan dancing and singing, horsemanship and typical Tibetan ethnic sports.
The Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan province used to be an important section on the southern route. Even today, porters and pilgrims from extremely isolated mountainous areas still take some of the tea-horse route for transport.
Tourists visit the Namsto Lake in Damxung County, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, May 24, 2014. The Namsto Lake, world’s highest saltwater lake, has entered into a peak tourism season.
This is a picture taken by our customer at the foot of Mt. Kailash.
They use some horses to hold their packages because it’s really a long way to trek around this holy mountain.
A far view of Mt. Kailash
Mt. Kailash is almost around the corner! So excited!
Metok county in Tibet has recently experienced a spike in tourism after its highway connection was established. Over 10,000 tourists visited the county in the first quarter of this year, marking a 181 percent increase compared with the same time last year. Given that Metok has an incomparable natural environment, the local government has made eco-tourism its new focus, hoping that Metok’s environment edge can be translated into a good tourism brand.
The 11th Panchen Lama is escorted by monks playing religious musical instruments and walks on a yellow carpet symbolizing noble auspiciousness to the Panchen Pagoda in the Xihuang Temple where the clothes of the 6th Panchen Lama was buried. The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu gives blessings to monks and laymen by conducting a head-touching ritual in the Xihuang Temple of Beijing on May 18.
Photo shows the 11th Panchen Lama pays homage to the 6th Panchen Lama by prostrating three times to this pagoda where the clothes of the 6th Panchen Lama was burried and consecrated.
Photo shows the 11th Panchen Lama sits in his seat that has been prepared in the middle in the north of the hall and holds the worship ritual to give people blessings.
The awarded monks with “Tho Ram Pa” degree and “Nzhing Ram Ba” degree pay homage to the 11th Panchen Lama on May 18.
Tibetan antelope have started migration in Nagchu Prefecture,Tibet.
Mao Shiping,the official with the Naque Forestry Bureau said that“the wildlife conservator has discovered that a total of 1,263 Tibetan antelopes were migrating on the way in the protection zone in the Co Nyi Special Administrative County, Nagchu Prefecture on May.4”.
“The Tibetan antelopes have launched their migration at the beginning of May, which has become ten days in advance than usual”,he added.
Mao recommended that the Tibetan antelopes usually begin their migration in the middle of May and will arrive in their destination on around May.20 or at the beginning of June.
Up to now,Tibet has set up 205 observation stations to monitor the migration of the Tibetan antelopes in the south of the protection area,he said,the wildlife observers will protect them on the way alongside the observation stations.
Several customers cycled to Mt. Everest days ago. At an elevation of 8,848.13 meters, Mount Everest, or Mount Qomolangma is the main peak of the Himalayas. This world’s No. 1 peak rises high on the border of China and Nepal. It’s northern slope lies in the Tingri County of Tibet. Commanding reverence from fellow giant peaks nearby, Mount Everest is shaped just like a majestic pyramid propping up the sky for the Earth. The sapphire sky and stunning view of Everest totally amazed them. Picture shows the scenery en route.
Picture shows the entrance of Mt. Everest zone.
There are many yaks on the way to Shigatse.
Good morning from a monastery in Lhasa!
Tibetan people in Zayu village of Chanang County still keep their traditional way in making pottery in Tibet’s Lhoka Prefecture.
According to the tradition, the pottery clay should only be collected and stirred with water by women. Photo shows Gusang Chodron (left) and Tsering Tsajo (right) are on their way to look for clay.
Chadui, 66, plans to make a wine pot. His 4-year-old grandson sits beside him.
Chadui is making a wine pot.
Pots made by villagers.
The 11th Tibet Sports Meeting is going to be held in the Tsedang County, Lhoka Prefecture.
The officials with the regional sports bureau said that altogether 1,500 people including athletes, coaches, referees and staff will attend the Games, which will be kicked off on Aug.29 and put an end on Sep.5.
It will hold 10 competitive games, including the track and fields race, basketball game, football game, table tennis match, wrestling, Chinese chess competition, bridge card competition, Jiren game(the Tibetan snooker game), the game of go and the Tibetan dice match, and the Tibetan shooting demonstration.