Zhangzhung

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Unconquerable snow mountains; mirror-clear lakes; circulating Buddhist mantras, and a soul facing lifestyle. From the past to the future, Tibet has been and will remain a land of mysteries. Today in Tibet, the busy streets of Barkhor and the magnificent palace of Potala seem like an echo from a distant shadow. Songtsen Gampo united dozens of tribes and built the Tibetan empire in the 7th century, while Buddhism came into Tibet, alone with the Tibetan writing system which is adopted from Sanskrit, and henceforth the Tibetan bibliographical history began. Yet for the centuries before Buddhism, Tibet’s civilization seemed lost, and the key to unlock the black hole of time lies in the vast land of Ngari. Continue reading “Zhangzhung”

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Incense

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Most Tibetans don’t eat fish, thus most rivers in Tibet are full of fish, except for one, as fishes were blocked from entering the river a hundreds of years ago to prevent the waterwheels from killing the fishes. Continue reading “Incense”