Tibet General Information

tibet information
TIBET HISTORY
Inhabitants were in existence in Tibet since the latter part of the Palaeolithic Age, which is considered as the opening curtain of the Tibetan history. By the Neolithic Age these inhabitants had scattered to a wider range of circle whose result had gradually let to the Tibetan race of the present generation.

In the 7th century a famous Tibetan King names Songtsen Gampo united the whole of Tibet and established the Tubo Dynasty. In the 7th and 8th centuries respectively two princesses from the Tang Dynasty had married Tibetan kings.

In the mid 13th century Tibet became subject to the Yuan Dynasty, whose central administration, passed the power to the Sakya for the over-lordship of Tibet. In the latter part of the Yuan Dynasty, the Sakya's rule over Tibet tottered and the Kagyupa Sect overtook the power and established Pagdu Dynasty. At the end of the Ming Dynasty and at the beginning the Qing Dynasty, the 5th Dalai Lama by the help of the Mongolian prince, Gorshi Khan, became the ruler of Tibet and established the Ganden Podrang administration region.

RELIGION IN TIBET
Buddhism, with a history of some 1300 years since its penetration into Tibet, has shaped a unique form "Lamaism". Tibetan history, culture and religion are mixed together and infiltrated on every aspect of social life. Tibetan religious arts have distinctive style with adoption of Indian and Chinese Buddhist influence, thus forming itself a pearl of oriental Buddhist art Tibetan architecture is rich in shapes, sumptuous and full of noble aspiration. The Potala Palace is built on the top of a hill and penetrates its dome into the sky. It's the king of Tibetan architectural structures. These architectural buildings include wonderful sculptures, carvings, mural 'thangkas' and skilled butter sculptures, and a vast accumulation of historical monuments, which form a kind of religious art, which are developed into a school of Tibetan tradition

SCIENCE AND CULTURE IN TIBET
Science and culture in Tibet include technology, medicine, grammar, logic, Buddhist philosophy, rhetoric, words and expressions, syntax, drama and astrology. Tibet is known as the sea of songs and dances' folk songs and dances are various in style, especially during the "Shoton" Festival in August each year, everywhere is a scene of jubilation.

Along with the development of Tibetan history, Tibetans have created a unique science and culture of their own. The voluminous and magnificent historical documents, and cultural relics, humanist and folk literature presently in existence is the fruit of labor and wisdom of the Tibetans. Great volumes of scriptures such as "Kagyur" (Translation of Commandments)," Tengyur" (Translation of Commentaries), "Four Tibetan Medical Tantras", " The Happy Feast of Sages". "Biography of Bhuton" and "Biography of Milarepa" have been translated into many languages.

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  • This Lang tang trek has been a wonderful experience for me, and I have enjoyed every minute!!

    The scenery is so beautiful and breathtaking; it was very had to come back to Kathmandu, to all the noise and so may people!! .

    Rafal Wozniak
  • This Lang tang trek has been a wonderful experience for me, and I have enjoyed every minute!!

    The scenery is so beautiful and breathtaking; it was very had to come back to Kathmandu, to all the noise and so may people!! .

    Rafal Wozniak

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