Towering over the heart of Asia, Tibet, the remote plateau area known as the Roof of the World, has fascinated countless travelers. With an average elevation of 4,000 m. (13,123 ft.), and 11 peaks over 8,000 m. (26,248 ft.) including Mount Everest at 8,848 m. (29,029 ft.), it was once an almost isolated land.
An old Tibetan woman on her way to Kora. Religion has always been a huge part of Tibetan people's lives. Most Tibetans are pious Buddhists. Their pilgrimage path is called Kora.
Little was known about it and its people decades ago, but now it is no longer preserved for the selected few. You can take a Tibet tour by air, railway as well as highway today. The Qinghai - Tibet Trains have taken tens of thousands to their spiritual journey to this mystic land every year.
Tibetans generally have sun-tanned skins and flush on their faces due to heavy exposure to sunshine in the plateau. Note that Lhasa, the capital of Tibet region, is known as the city of Sunshine and the land of Gods. Tibetans celebrate distinct cultures and customs. Take a look at the real Tibetan people!
A Tibetan boy ridding horse with a champion smile. Most Tibetan kids grow up with yaks, horses and Tibetan dogs, especially those from nomad tribes. They are born good riders with eyes on championship in their traditional horse racing festivals, including Litang Horse Racing Festival, Gyantse Horse Racing Festival, and Nagqu Horse Racing Festival.
Tibet girl gazing at the photographer. She is probably thinking about what a headache it is to go to school just like any other kids in your country.
A Tibetan boy smiling at the camera.
A Tibet girl sitting on grassland. Her parents are nomads of Northern Sichuan Aba Prefecture.
Tibetan girl. She wears typical Tibetan necklaces and earrings with red corals.
Tibetan woman from Northern Sichuan Aba Prefecture. She grows up in the beautiful grassland of Zoige.
A Tibetan performer singing on stage. Tibet drama is a much treasured art of the Tibetans. Some Tibet performances can be appreciated in shows at Jiuzhaigou National Park.
Tibetan women fully dressed. Tibetans usually wear all their accessories in festivals and on other important occasions. You can actually tell how rich one is by such indicators.
Hope these portraits of Tibetans have given you an idea of real Tibetans. The best way to observe one culture, is just go and check out for yourself, instead of sitting in front of a computer looking at pictures taken by others.
You can observe the lives of real Tibetans by jioning one of WindhorseTour's Tibet Dream Trours. One of the most popular Tibet tours is the Tibet In-depth 8 Day Tour. You can also visit the picturesque Northern Sichuan, where a heavy Tibetan population resides. Your Tibet awaits!
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