Culture

Protecting ancient buildings and pass down architectural culture

Protecting ancient buildings and pass down architectural culture

As a unique cultural carrier, Tibet’s ancient buildings have always attracted tourists from home and abroad. Represented by the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, ancient buildings have become the most convincing cultural carriers and the most attractive city cards of Tibet.

More than 5,400 rural libraries and 1,700 monastery libraries built in Tibet

More than 5,400 rural libraries and 1,700 monastery libraries built in Tibet

Up to now, Tibet has 24 kinds of Chinese-Tibetan newspapers, 40 kinds of Chinese-Tibetan periodicals, more than 5,400 rural libraries and 1,700 monastery libraries, according to information revealed at a press conference held in Lhasa on April 22, which introduced the reading activity of "Building a Scholarly Tibet".

A village-level Tibetan Opera Troupe

A village-level Tibetan Opera Troupe

The Tibetan opera in Qudui Village, Xongmai Township, Sagya County, Shigatse City, Tibet Autonomous Region, belongs to the Jomolung Tibetan opera school in terms of performance style, costumes and props.

Tibet makes progress in prehistoric archaeology research

Tibet makes progress in prehistoric archaeology research

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has achieved progress in prehistoric archaeology research thanks to its efforts over the years in research on paleolithic culture, human origin and cultural lineage of archaeology.

Thousand-year-old wild yak dance

Thousand-year-old wild yak dance

“We have been to many places to perform Xierong ‘Zhongzi’ (a kind of wild yak dance), including the stage of Tibetan New Year Gala several times. The audiences like the dance very much.” Talking about his performance experience over the years, the 63-year-old Sangzhu is very proud.

Tibetan seamstress creates brand with ethnic dresses

Tibetan seamstress creates brand with ethnic dresses

Besides the Tibetan costumes, Urgyen Drolma, a 76-year-old Tibetan woman from Southwest China, has become familiar with making other ethnic clothes after new members from other ethnic groups came into her family.

Great efforts made to protect Tibetan culture, experts say

Great efforts made to protect Tibetan culture, experts say

China has made unremitting efforts to protect the traditional culture of the people of the Tibet autonomous region as well as their rights and their development, experts said during an online events on the sidelines of the 49th session of the United Natio

Traditional Tibetan opera gets new life

Traditional Tibetan opera gets new life

The Tibetan opera in Qudui Village, Xongmai Township, Sakya County, Shigatse City, Tibet Autonomous Region, used to be compared with the famous dancing to gods in Sakya Monastery. However, later, it was lost for a long time due to various reasons. Accordi

Tibetan incense industry vigorously developed

Tibetan incense industry vigorously developed

The picture shows the employees of Youminba Tibetan incense processing enterprise, a well-known Tibetan incense brand in the Tibet Autonomous Region, producing Tibetan incense.

Rural library enriches residents' cultural life

Rural library enriches residents' cultural life

In 2012, a rural library was established in the north community of Najin Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa City, Tibet Autonomous Region, which aimed to encourage local residents to read to improve their cultural quality.

People celebrate Tibetan New Year in China's Tibet

People celebrate Tibetan New Year in China's Tibet

People dressed in traditional costumes celebrate the Tibetan New Year in Shannan, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 3, 2022. The Tibetan New Year, a traditional festival of the Tibetan ethnic minority, falls on Thursday this year.

Tibetan coins minted by central government of Qing Dynasty

Tibetan coins minted by central government of Qing Dynasty

In the 57th year of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty, after the end of the Gurkha War the central government of the Qing dynasty appointed general Fu Kang'an to lead the drafting of the money law in Tibet, set up a minting institution, and prepar

Traditional Tibetan costumes thrive in modern era

Traditional Tibetan costumes thrive in modern era

Guozhuang dance, meaning singing and dancing in a circle in the Tibetan language, is usually performed for celebration and recreation in Benzilan Town, Diqing, Yunnan Province.

Tibetan New Year flowers made to welcome Losar in Lhasa

Tibetan New Year flowers made to welcome Losar in Lhasa

“The technique of dyeing these flowers is an intangible cultural heritage of Lhasa, and it is also a traditional characteristic industry of our community. It helps increase a lot of cash income for residents every year.” Dawa Tsering, head of the Sangmu c

Tibetan kids enjoy New Year cultural and folk activities

Tibetan kids enjoy New Year cultural and folk activities

To celebrate the upcoming Tibetan New Year which falls on March 3 this year, a Tibetan Kid Costume Show was held in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Saturday.

Tibetan opera on King Gesar plays in Beijing

Tibetan opera on King Gesar plays in Beijing

Tibetan opera "Racing Horse to be a King" is performed by Yel Bumen Tibetan Opera Troupe from Garze Prefecture, Sichuan Province at Tianqiao Performing Art Center in Beijing, Capital City of China on Jan 18. The script is excerpted and adapted f

Ancient Tibetan relics among top 10 finds

Ancient Tibetan relics among top 10 finds

The ancient human hand and foot impressions Chinese scientists discovered in the Tibet autonomous region in 1998 have been listed among the Top 10 New Archaeological Discoveries of the World in 2021 by Archaelogy, a publication by the Archaeological Insti

Traditional handicrafts kept and passed down

Traditional handicrafts kept and passed down

Chinese traditional handicrafts Huangzhong silver bronze ware and gilt technique have been kept and passed down in Xining, Northwest China's Qinghai province.

Tibetan craftsman preserves mask heritage

Tibetan craftsman preserves mask heritage

Tibetan craftsman Shilog, 46, is working to preserve the ancient Tibetan craft of mask-making, while providing jobs for fellow residents.

Gongbo New Year celebrated in Tibet

Gongbo New Year celebrated in Tibet

Villagers from Bayi District, Nyingchi City, Tibet Autonomous Region, celebrated their Gongbo New Year on Saturday, the earliest new year festival on the Tibetan calendar.