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Monlam Prayer Festival

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

Monlam Prayer Festival

The Monlam Chenmo, also known as The Great Prayer Festival, is the most important Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the year. It falls on the 4th – 11th day of the 1st Tibetan Lunar month. Monlam means “wish-path” – the Buddhist path of helping others through the prayers. The Monlam Chenmo commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment or […]

Qinghai Lake/ Lake Kokonor/ Tsongongpo

November 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Amdo Tibet

Qinghai Lake/ Lake Kokonor/ Tsongongpo

Tsongongpo/Qinghai Lake/Kokonor Lake Qinghai Lake (Tib Tsongongpo, Mogol Lake Kokonor ) is  at  an elevation of 3200m. The Qinghai Province named after the lake.  It  is the largest lake in all of China and largest salt lake in Asia.  Qinghai Lake is regarded as holy by Tibetans and Mongolians and this is also the sea […]

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