Tourists visit Lake Namsto, June 23. Summer is the best time to visit Lake Namsto, Nagqu Prefecture. The lake, China’s second largest saltwater lake next to the Qinghai Lake in NW China’s Qinghai Province, is located at an elevation of 4,718 meters and has a total area of more than 1,920 square km. The lake is currently in process of building itself into a high-end tourism attraction in planned steps, according to regional tourism depertment in Nagqu Prefecture, northern Tibet.
Situated in the southeast rim of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and in the west part of Sichuan Province, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is a national minority autonomous prefecture mainly inhabited by Tibetan people.
Covering an area of 153 thousand square kilometers and with a population of 1.12 million, Garze is unique in the landform with an average altitude of 2,560 meters above the sea level.
There are 25 nationalities in the Garze Prefecture, among which Tibetan is the main one, accounting for about 78 percent of the total population.
Danba Beauty Valley located in the Danba County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province.
Interior trim of Daofu folk house in the Daofu County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province. Daofu folk houses are mainly brown and white. The interior decoration of Daofu houses is really amazing. The auspicious symbols of the dragon and phoenix, flowers, birds and clouds can be seen everywhere, each painting is finely crafted. The local Tibetan people are living in homes that resemble a folk art museum.
Watchtower folk houses in Danba County in Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province.
Tibetan style houses on Litang grassland in Litang County of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province.
Children play football at school while a hog looks for food at Bangxin Village School in Medog county,Tibet. Although the playground is surrounded by a sheet-metal fence, it is not unusual for children to kick their football off the steep cliff
Dorjie Tsering plays football at the school. One about one year, the 11-year-old fifth grader will attend middle school at the county far away. Dorjie said his biggest wish was being able to play football with his friends forever.
Wearing sports jersey donated by Tencent charity, the first football team of the school was set up.
Photo shows Lake Namsto and Nyenchen Tanglha Mountainson May 30, 2014.The Namsto Lake in Bangoin County, Nagchu Prefecture acounts for more than two thirds of its whole coverage and is a newly developed attraction of the area. The lake, China’s second largest saltwater lake next to the Qinghai Lake in NW China’s Qinghai Province, is located at an elevation of 4,718 meters and has a total area of more than 1,920 square km. The lake is currently in process of building itself into a high-end tourism attraction in planned steps, according to regional tourism depertment in Nagqu Prefecture, northern Tibet.
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.