Archive for June, 2012

Sershul (Shiqu)

June 30th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Kham Tibet

Sershul/ Shiqu Serchul or Dzachuka is located the bordering of Qinghai and Sichuan province. It’s about 135km east from Jyekundo(Yushu) and 220km west of Manigango. Sershul is found at the upper reaches of Yalong river. The Sershul town itself is not a interesting place, but the outskirt of the town has many nomads people herdering […]

Jyekundo/ Yushu

June 23rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Kham Tibet

Jyekundo/Yushu སྐྱེ་དགུ་མདོ Jyekundo or Yushu is a mojor Tibetan town located in the northwest region of Kham. Jyekundo town is found along the tributary of the Drichu(Tongtian He), which contribute to upper reach of mighty Yangtse River(Changjiang). It is a town with a long tradition of trade and is as the site of the prestigious […]

Golok/Golog/Guoluo

June 23rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Amdo Tibet

Golok/Golog/Guoluo

Golok/Golog/Guoluo  མགོ་ལོག Golok Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture/ མགོ་ལོག་བོད་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་ཁུལ: is located in Southeastern of Qinghai Province and Eastern edge of Tibetan Plateau. As it is located in the upper reach of Yellow River, also known as the Source of Yelllow river. Golok is one of the biggest Tibetan Population in Qinghai Province, 90% of population are Tibetan […]

Rebkong/Tongren

June 23rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Amdo Tibet

Rebkong/Tongren  རེབ་གོང Rebkong(Tib: རེབ་གོང/reb gong/Repkong/ cn: Tongren),  is located in the Golden Valley of the Rongwu Guchu River  in Malho (rma lho, Huangnan) prefecture southeast of  Qinghai province, The valley is at about 2600m(8500 feet) above sea-level, extends from the north to south, and is surrounded by several mountains. Rebkong is also famous for it’s […]

Labrang/Xiahe

June 23rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Amdo Tibet

Labrang   Xiahe     བླ་བྲང Labrang(Chi: Xiahe) town is sprawls along the banks of Shangchu River(see above picture).  It’s an one street town and is predominantly Hui Muslims at the east side of the town and Tibetans at the west end.   Labrang Monastery which is one of the Six great Monasteries in Tibet,   lays […]

Shaman Festival

June 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Field Notes

Shaman Festival

Every summer, the Shaman Festival is held in Rebkong, Amdo. This important ceremony honors the local mountain god and requests that he bestows good health on the villagers and a successful harvest on the community. All of the local villagers participate in the ceremony: women dance, men beat drums, boys perform dramas, and girls show […]

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