Culture

Former thangka painter turns childhood courtyard into trendy cafe in Lhasa

Former thangka painter turns childhood courtyard into trendy cafe in Lhasa

Tenzin Tegchok, a former thangka painter, creates a painting at his cafe on the Barkhor Street in Lhasa, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, July 5, 2024. Located at a century-old courtyard in the capital city of Xizang, this cafe with exquisite decorations is jointly operated by 28-year-old Tenzin Tegchok and his buddies. The courtyard is not only where Tenzin Tegchok was raised, but also a depot of his reminiscence. The cafe, for its part, has injected much vigor to the time-honored building that accommodates it.

Epic drama

Epic drama "Princess Wencheng" staged in Lhasa, China's Xizang

The 12th season of the epic drama "Princess Wencheng" kicked off in Lhasa, Xizang Autonomous Region on the evening of March 12, 2024. This year, the play has upgraded the hardware supporting facilities, and also the form of stage, performance details, art links, the use of new media technology and other aspects. Since its debut in Lhasa in 2013, more than 1,800 performances of the opera have been staged.

Number of immovable cultural relics in Xizang region rises, survey shows

Number of immovable cultural relics in Xizang region rises, survey shows

A symposium on the protection and inheritance of cultural heritage in southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region was held in Lhasa on March 4, where it was announced that the total number of immovable cultural relics found in the entire Xizang region had risen to 5,587.