Destinations

Xining Day Trips

May 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Xining Day Trips

Xining, known as Siling in Tibetan, is the start of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway and the gateway to the Amdo region of Tibet. Just outside the city are many famous monasteries, national parks, and nomadic grasslands worth visiting. Here are some of the best day trips from Xining: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Kumbum Monastery (Ta’er Si) Kumbum, one of […]

Lhasa Highlights

May 4th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Lhasa Highlights

Lhasa is most famous for its historic monasteries and temples. But what about the other sites that give you insight into the culture and life of Tibetans? While visiting Lhasa, take the time to check out these markets, schools, art galleries, handicraft workshops, and traditional nightclubs. They’ll give you an idea of what it means […]

Lhasa Day Trips

April 22nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Lhasa Day Trips

There are many locations near Lhasa that are worth visiting for a day or two. These sights give you a chance to experience the beauty of Tibetan land and culture outside the city.

Tibet Autonomous Region Maps

April 5th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Tibet Autonomous Region Maps

Trying to get a better idea of where your itinerary will lead you? Want to map out your trip or plan the best order to visit different sites? Check out these maps, which are all published by the China National Tourism Administration.

Volunteering in Tibet

April 4th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Volunteering in Tibet

Are you interested in an intimate, service-learning experience in Tibet? Try volunteering. Teach English at a primary school in a nomadic area or spend some time helping fix up an orphanage. Join in on NGO projects or find other ways to give back to local Tibetan communities. Here are a few ideas to get you […]

Famous Monasteries in Lhasa

April 3rd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Famous Monasteries in Lhasa

Join pilgrims from all corners of Tibet in lighting butter candles, burning incense, and offering khata scarves to blessed statues. Visit the Potala Palace

Camping with Tibetan Nomads

April 2nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Camping with Tibetan Nomads

Camping with nomads offers a unique opportunity to learn about an ancient way of life while intimately experiencing Tibetan culture.

Qinghai Province Maps

March 7th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Qinghai Province Maps

Qinghai Province, which is located in northwestern China, borders the Tibet Autonomous Region and is home to many ethnic minorities, including Tibetans, Hui Muslims, Mongolians, Tu, and Salar. Its capital, Xining, is the gateway to the Amdo Tibetan region. In this region, there are many rolling grasslands, famous monasteries, holy snow mountains, and precious lakes. […]

Holy Mountain Hikes

March 1st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations, Field Notes

Holy Mountain Hikes

For centuries, Tibetans have been traveling to holy mountains as an act of pilgrimage. In Buddhism, pilgrimage refers to the journey from ignorance to enlightenment, from preoccupation with material concerns to a deeper awareness of the interconnectedness of all life. In Tibetan, the word for pilgrimage, nekhor, means to circle around a sacred place. Through […]

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