• History of Ganden Monastery 2012-09-06 | From:

    In 1409, Zongkapa built the ancestral monastery of the Gelug Sect with the financial aid of the royal family of Nedong. Taking Ganden Monastery as the base, the Gelug Sect was formally established. The monks of the sect wore yellow hats, so the sect was known as the "Ye...

  • Minzhuling Monastery
    Minzhuling Monastery 2012-09-06 | From:

    The major monastery of the Nyingma Sect, the Minzhuling Monastery, was founded by Terdak Lingpa, a sutra teacher of the 5th Dalai Lama, in 1676 or the 10th year of the reign of Qing Emperor Kang...

  • Lhasa River plain story
    Lhasa River plain story 2012-09-06 | From:

    The Lhasa River was originally called "Chiqu", "joyous water" in Tibetan. The Chisho Wotang means the fertile plain drained by joyous water.

  • Nyang Qu River
    Nyang Qu River 2011-09-28 | From:

    As the largest tributary of the middle reach of the Yarlung Zangbo River flows within Shigatse Prefecture, Nyang Qu River trudges as far as 217 kilometers with a total drainage area of 11,130 sq...

  • Yarlung River Scenic Area
    Yarlung River Scenic Area 2005-12-20 | From:

    Yarlung River Scenic Area, located in the south of Tibet Lhoka Prefecture with an area of 920 square kilometers, is so far the only national key scenic area in Tibet.

  • Zhada clay forest
    Zhada clay forest 2011-05-16 | From:

    In Zhada County of Nagri Prefecture in western Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), the clay forest standing on both sides of Xiangquan River extends more than 175 kilometers.

  • Barkor Street
    Barkor Street 2011-05-16 | From:

    Located in the old area of Lhasa City, Tibet, Barkor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the Tibetan people are always proud of it.

  • Palkor Monastery
    Palkor Monastery 2011-05-16 | From:

    Palkor Monastery is composed of four parts: the Coqen Hall, the Buddhist Pagoda, Zhacang(or Tibetan Buddhist college), and the Bounding Wall.