Depending on the availability of the materials, the Tibetan houses are built
with more woods, for those living near forest, or more stones, for those
living near mountains. Usually, the walls are one meter thick and built
with stones. The roof is built with scores tree trunks, and then covered
with a thick layer of clay. When it is finished, the roof is flat.
What's On: Tens of thousands of herdsmen in their holiday best go camping
outside of Nagqu City. On the vast expanse of grassland are scattered many
camps, lasting several miles. After a grand opening ceremony, various recreational
and trade activities will start, such as horserace, yak race, tug of-war,
carrying rocks, doing sgor-gzhas (Tibetan group dance), and performing Tibetan
Large in number, exquisite in materials and elegant tastes, Tibetan Folk
Carving carving has been well known for centuries. The dozens of primordial
rock painting s found in scarcely populated valleys are the works of Tibetan
ancestors, also known as the first batch of artworks found on this land.
Among the great variety of Tibetan food, zanba and buttered tea are the
most popular and distinguished. The former, made of qingke (barley flour)
and tasting a little bit sour, is very nutritious and easy to take, while
the latter, a mixture of butter, tea and salt, claims to be a good energy-giving
Nam Co is held as "the heavenly lake" in northern Tibet. Lying
at the foot of Nyainqentanglha Mountain, it covers an area of 1,948 square
km at an elevation of 4,720 meters. It is the highest freshwater lake of
the three holy lakes.
Mt Kailash has been deemed a holy mountain by different peoples for over
3000 years. In Tibetan, the mountain's name is Kangrinboqe, meaning "precious
snow jewel". To Hindus, the mountain is worshipped as the home of Shiva,
the Destroyer and Transformer. The Bonpo religion in Tibet is also said
to have originated here when the founder of the religion came down from
heaven at this spot.
The Potala Palace, of course is a must. Its gold roofs are visible all over
Lhasa, but most notably from the roof of the Jokhang. It's easy to see why
the first Western visitors to Tibet were utterly enchanted with Lhasa.