Shrine at Norbulingka Park in Lhasa, Tibet

Buddhist pond shrine in Norbulinka, Lhasa

A Buddhist shrine in the middle of palace pond in Lhasa Tibet Norbulingka was the summer residence of the Dali Lama’s in Tibet from the 1780s to the Dali Lamas exile in 1959. It’s located close the main Potala Palace in Lhasa. The palace actually existed in different forms in the preceding centuries. What’s lesser …

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Is China still allowing foreign tourists to visit Tibet? update 2018

Potala Palace Lhasa, Tibet

Yes, the Nepal China overland border opens again on September 16th October 29th 2017 / April 2018 One of the most popular questions I get is how to travel from Nepal to Tibet overland. It’s a very easy thing to do as that previous link to my travel guide will show. Likewise from mainland China …

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Traditional Tibetan New Year Dancers

Tibetan dancers

Traditional Tibetan New Year Dancers Tibetan New Year is also known as Losar. The date coincides with Chinese New Year but the traditions are quite different. While Tibetan specific celebrations are often restricted across Tibet, in Nepal they continue on every year in full costume. Facts about Tibetan New Year: Tibetan New Year is known …

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