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 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.
Metok County is situated in the southeast of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. It is in the lower reaches of Yarlung Zangbo River and south eastern end of Himalayan Mountains. In about one square kilometers region, various and diverse natural resources have been developed. During several hours’ visit in the Metok County, tourists could enjoy the rich natural landscapes from alpine frigid zone to tropical forest.
A snow leopard reservation center was set up at Mount Qomolangma National Nature Conservatory Administration Bureau on May 6th. Experts were invited to investigate local snow leopard population to provide data support to the protection of snow leopard, Xinhua reported.
Snow leopard is a grade-one protected animal. All year round they live near the snow line and in the snow field, known as “king of the snow mountain“. They habitually spend their daily time in stone cliffs with vigilance, by which they are dubbed “plateau hermit”. A research report says in China their population is even smaller than that of giant pandas.
Thanks to greater efforts on environmental protection in recent years, the snow leopard population has been on increase, which is proved by the growing number of reported cases of snow leopard attacking livestock.
This year’s spring picking season arrives on May 1 at Yi-ong Tea Plantation in Bome, world’s highest tea plantation.
Extending over thousands of mu (1 mu=0.0667 hectares) with an altitude of 1,900-2,300 meters, it is the only tea plantation in Tibet. Thanks to humid climate and warm temperature, Yi-ong boasts a planting history of over 70 years and for more than 40 years, it caters Tibetans with quality green tea and brick tea (a tea variety specializing in alleviating symptoms from high latitude and anoxic atmosphere) which it is best-known for.
The rural roads in Tibet have exceeded 58,000 kilometers by the end of last year.
Official statistics show that the rural roads have connected 99.7 percent of the townships and 97.4 percent of the villages in the whole region, thanks to great efforts made by local government. There are 680 townships and 5,125 villages in Tibet.
Meanwhile, the passenger transport has covered 98.6 percent of the counties and 56 percent of the villages.
“The fast developing rural roads have transformed the dirt roads into asphalt roads. The local government of Tibet will dedicate itself to the leapfrog development of road traffic, ensuring every village could have access to rural roads,” said Tashi Phuntsok, head of the Communication Department of Tibet Autonomous Region.
After five years’ painstaking efforts and 500 days’ filming on Tibetan plateau, the 118-minute “Tibet Sky” made its debut in Shanghai recently, facing up to the world’s attention in an artistic way.
Focusing on humanity, the film reproduced the democratic reform in Tibet and reflects the socio-historic changes happening in Tibet in the past half century.
In addition to the magnificent mountain landscape and Tibetan culture, the movie touches the audience with a story between Tenzin, child of the manor, and Phurbu, serf of Tenzin.
The childhood friends become enemies when they grow up, because of the huge gap between their identities and families. Phurbu, the serf, starts his life as a lama in the name of Tenzin, which means all chants he makes, and all his prayers, shall be owned by Tenzin.
“Good story is half done to a movie,” said Ren Zhonglun, producer of the movie, “we were willing to shoot the film as a Tibetan epic at the very beginning.”
Glaciers on Mount Qomolangma, known in the West as Mount Everest, have shrunk by 10 percent over the past 40 years due to global warming, a researcher said on Wednesday.
Kang Shichang, a researcher at the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said the data was based on long-term remote sensing and on-site monitoring.
The glacial lake downstream, as a result, is 13 times bigger than four decades ago, said Kang, who has headed several glacier inspection teams to the Mount Qomolangma area.
Glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau combined cover an area of about 50,000 square kilometers, accounting for more than 80 percent of the country’s total, data showed.
Glaciers are very sensitive to climate change and therefore serve as monitors, he said.
Climate change has impacted the plateau, which has the highest altitude in the world.
Kang said glaciers started to shrink since the 20th century and speeded up since the 1990s.
Compared with 20 years ago, the serac forest was now at higher altitude and glaciers had more and bigger cracks.
He said glaciers on the plateau are supplementary water sources of many inland rivers and lakes and shrinkage could reduce water flow downstream.