With the 24 Solar Terms, 39 Chinese cultural items have now been inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, including three Tibetan arts.
Epic of King Gesar, oral narrative art
The epic King Gesar, as the greatest achievement of Tibetan folk and oral narrative art, is the world's longest hero epic and honored as the “Oriental Homer Epic."
Tibetan Buddhist Regong arts
The 700-year-old Regong arts are an important part of Tibetan Buddhism. Regong arts feature vivid and accurate modeling, beautiful and exquisite drawing, bright and vibrant colors and very decorative forms. Its modest style of painting, clean and harmonious color set are thought to accurately reflect Tibetan people's wisdom and culture.
The Tibetan Opera originated 600 years ago and is the product of thousands of years of Tibetan cultural wisdom. It is known as the “living fossil” of the Tibetan culture. The eight major traditional Tibetan Operas still performing and circulating today are: “Princess Wencheng”, “King Norsang”, “Drowa Sangmo”, “Langsa Wenbang”, "Padma Wenba”, “Brothers Donyo and Dondrup”, “Prince Drimed Kunden” and “Maiden Sukyi Nyima”.