Buddhism is essence of Tibetan culture and monasteries are best place to experience Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhism is a distinctive form of Mahayana & Vajrayana have four main traditions as Gelugpa, Kagyupa, Nyingmapa and Sakyapa Some of famous monasteries are Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Ganden Monastery, Tashilumpo Monastery, Palkor Monastery, Sakya Monastery and Rongbuk Monastery.
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Tibetan representations of art are intrinsically bound with Tibetan Buddhism and depict deities or variations of Buddha in various forms from bronze Buddhist statues and shrines to highly colorful thangka paintings and mandalas. Tibetan architecture reflects a deeply Buddhist approach and Buddhist wheel with two dragons can be seen in every Gompa.
The music of Tibet reflects cultural heritage of trans-Himalayan region. Renowned Tibetan music is religious music, reflecting the profound influence of Tibetan Buddhism on the culture. Tibet has various festivals to worship Lord Buddha throughout year. Losar is Tibetan New Year Festival celebrated with special offerings to family deities, painted doors with religious symbols.
Tibet plateau is a land of mountains having four world famous mountains in and around Tibet as Himalaya, Gangdis, Kunlun Mountains and Karakoram. Among of all of Tibet Mountains Mount Everest is the highest & popular mountain in the world. Explore breathtaking natural beauty, mysterious and holy religion and piety and kindness of smiling Tibetans, snowy mountains, turquoise lakes, wide open grasslands, devoted pilgrims, colorful Tibetan art, and ancient architectural wonders.
Potala Palace: One of the most famous palace known as symbol of Tibet located in central Lhasa city. It is regarded as most amazing antiquated royal residence on the planet. This palace is visited by huge number of travelers from around the world each year.
Sakya Monastery: Known for its Tibetan wall paintings, droning ministers, hallowed Buddhist parchments and books & thangkas.
Jokhang Temple: An eminent temple called as Place of Buddha in Tibetan Buddhism known for its elegant architecture built in 652 by King Songtsen Gampo. It is perfect mix of Chinese, Tibetan, and Nepalese design style.
Sera Monastery: Means Wild Roses Monastery located at foot of Tatipu Hill in northern suburb of Lhasa city is famous for being last Buddhist monastery ever built.
Namtso Lake: Known as Lake Nam or Heavenly Lake is a mountain lake in Lhasa. Namtso is renowned as one of the most beautiful places in Nyainqêntanglha mountain range. Its cave hermitages have for centuries been destination of Tibetan pilgrims.
Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon: Known as Tsangpo Canyon, Brahmaputra Canyon or Tsangpo Gorge is the deepest canyon in world.
Shoton Festival: A conventional celebrations in Tibet praising eating yogurt, the Tibetan ministers who end their season of reflection, the viewing of Tibetan emotional musical dramas, and Tibetan Buddhism. This fest is held every year in the month of August and impacting the way of life.
Do’s and Don’ts in Tibet::Tibet manners and Travel tips are always necessary to get before starting your trip. Tibetans have different ways of behavior in many aspects due to unique Tibetan culture & religion.
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