Amdo Tibet

Amdo Tibet

November 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Amdo Tibet

Amdo Tibet

The traditional Tibetan region of Amdo, is located on the northeast corner of the Tibetan Plateau. Though most of Amdo lies in modern day Qinghai province, large regions also are located in southwestern Gansu and northern Sichuan provinces. Roughly 1.6 million Tibetans live in Amdo which accounts for over 25% of the total Tibetan population. […]

Xining/ Siling ཟི་ལིང

November 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Amdo Tibet

Xining/ Siling ཟི་ལིང

Xining City Xining is located in the eastern part of Qinghai Province and lies on the upper  Tsongchu  River (Huangshui River). An important attributory of Yellow River. It is formerly part of Tibet’s Amdo province, and a little over one million Tibetans inhabit Qinghai’s minority Tibetan prefectures of Haibei,Hainan,huangnan,Golog, Yushu and Haixi. Now Xining is […]

Kumbum Monastery/ Ta’er Si སྐུ་འབུམ

November 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Amdo Tibet

Kumbum Monastery/ Ta'er Si སྐུ་འབུམ

Kumbum Monastery / Ta’er si སྐུ་འབུམ Kumbum Monastery (Ch Ta’er si) is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelugpa school  of Tibetan Buddhism, is famous for being the birthplace of the great religious reformer Tsongkhapa. It is a wonderful place to check out Tibetan religious culture, Tibetan architecture, and Tibetan art. Highlights at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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