The Mysterious Tibet
主讲人：刘佳宁 设计：高迪 朱梦琪 宗顺禹 刘书铭 王小宁
Tibet lies on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau of the southwest border of China. The average height of the whole region is more than 4,000 meters above sea level, for which Tibet is known as "Roof of the World". Its capital city is Lhasa.
Tibetan costumes and ornaments
The Tibetan tradition clothing most basic characteristic is the fat waist, the long sleeve, the long skirt
perhaps it because of the specific environment and climate in their inhabited area
Religion in Tibet
? the main religion in tibet is Lamaism
Religious practice of lamaism
? a kind of ceremony ? Prayer Wheel
dealing with death ----sky burial
take the dead to a certain place and let the vulture eat it.
they think in this way they can reborn.
Travel in Tibet
The Potala Palace
The Potala is divided into two sections--an outer section, the White Palace, and an inner section, the Red Palace
The White Palace consists of offices,dormitories,
a Buddhist official seminary and a printing house.
The Red Palace was constructed after the death of the Fifth Dalai Lama. The center of the complicated Red Palace is the Great West Hall, which records the Great Fifth Dalai Lama's life by its fine murals.
Jokhang Temple, located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa, is Tibet's first Buddhist temple and is part of the Potala Palace. It is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan pilgrims.
Everest is the highest mountain on Earth ，8844 m（as measured from sea level）. Snow-capped mountains, azure sky,golden rays of sunshine, the pure and mysterious aura of Tibet has excited the imagination of so many people of the world .The summit ridge of the mountain marks the border between Nepal and Tibet.
As the supreme point of the world, the mountain top is covered with snow all the year round, and when the glaring sun comes out, the peak becomes very pure and beautiful .
The Nam-co 纳木错
Namtso, or Lake Nam, is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet Autonomous Region and should not be missed by any traveler to Tibet. In Tibetan, Namtso means "Heavenly Lake." It is famous for its high altitude and imposing scenery.
? Prayer flags:
? Yak is a kind of important livestocks of Nam-co.
? The usher of Nam-co. ? 迎宾石
Food in Tibet
The staple food includes roasted highland barley flour, wheat flour, meat, or red food, and milk, or white food. The flavor of the Tibetan food is fresh, light, and tender. Salt, onion, and garlic are the main ingredients
Tibet tea: The Buttered Tea It is the favorite drink of Tibetan people. It is made of boiled brick tea and ghee.
? Cezhoi Tea House: ? Brewing sweetened tea:
? Tibet ghee:
? Tibetan people put some ghee to their food:
? Tibet way to refine ghees:
? Tibet tsamba: Tsamba serves as a major snack in T
ibet and is eaten by the locals every day. It is made of parched flour which comes from dried and fried highland barley.
Tibet beef and mutton
? Tibet plateau green meat:
? Tibetans will cut beef:
? Tibetan yak beef popular in Tibet:
? Mutton in Tibet:
Restaurants where we can eat delicious food in Tibet ? Makye Ame Restaurant: ? Yak Thukpa:
? Crazy Yak Saloon ? These are some of the delicious food in Crazy Yak Saloon:
And other restaurants like Ethnic Restaurant, The Yak Hotel, The New Mandalais, etc are also good places to go.
In the Tibet of snowy region, one of the most exciting and attractive things is the traditional festival. Almost every month there is one or two days being festival days, some of which are evolved from the folk custom activities.
The Tibetan Calendar New Year （藏年历节）
? The Tibetan calendar is one of the famous Astronomical Almanac of China. The Tibetan people over the Tibetan New Year, usually begins in the first day of the lunar January and last for three or five days.
Lantern Festival （花灯节）
The Tibetan lunar January15 is the Lantern Festival. This day was originally a religious believer of the day of the assembly; people do a lot of Ghee Lamp pilgrimage for Buddhist. After people add the lighthouse, lamp holder as well as butter sculptures to shape a variety of characters, flowers, birds and animals, for viewing.
Bathing Festival （沐浴节）
? In early July, the Tibetan people will have a mass to the river to take a shower activity, known as" the bathing festival". The Bathing Festival, because of last about a week, is also known as bath week.
Horse Racing Festival （赛马节）
? Horse riding and archery are favorite sports of the Tibetan people, and it is usually held on the time from late July to early August of the Tibetan calendar every year.
Hide forest Ji Sang Festival 藏木林吉桑节
? The original meaning is" world for the Buddha" and is held in May 15th of Tibetan calendar every year. And now, from May 1st to the 15th each year, Tibetan people go out of the yard, walking, singing and dancing in the Park, having picnics, and then form a mass of " Visiting Parks Festival".
The Shoton Festival( 雪顿节)
? In Tibetan “雪” is the meaning of yogurt and “顿”means party, so it means the festival of eating yogurt. ? Now the Shoton festival activities evolved into the Tibetan Opera Festival, so some people call it" the Tibetan Opera festival". Time in Tibetan is from the end of June to early July.
Harvest Festival （望果节）
? Tibetan people wish the harvest festival, held on the occasion of crop maturity. Activities include horse racing, archery, sing opera, and so on.
Sa Gada Watt Festival(萨噶达瓦节)
? April 15 of the Tibetan calendar, which is reported to be the day of birth to Buddha of Sakyamuni, is also the Memorial day when WenCheng Princess arrived in Lhasa. Every year on this day, T
ibetans will hold rallies and visit the park.
Cattle Festival （牛节）
Cattle Festival is a traditional festival for Sherpa(夏尔巴人) with national characteristics. This legacy is not only for the thriving of cattle, but also a best wish for others: To be sound all year round.