About Guide for Taking Photo in Tibet.
First and Foremost, photographic equipment should be lightly packed, Tibet is short of Oxygen because of high altitude, except the necessary and pragmatic equipment, other equipment are not encouraged to bring. Due to the strong sunshine in the plateau, the lighting side and the seamy side of scenery contrasts greatly , When taking a photo in counter lighting way, Flashlight maybe helpful. Ultraviolet rays in of camrea which can help photos not becoming purple in color. The scenery of blue sky with white clouds, snow-covered mountains with green grasslands in Tibet is splendid. The best time to take photo in Tibet is before 9:00 am and after 5:00pm. The mould and color effects produced by the low angle of the sunlight with make the picture more attractive. What to Bring when visiting Tibet. Warm clothes In Tibet, Temperature differs in daytime and night time, even if coming to Tibet in June or July, warm clothes as sweater and down-padded anorak are suggested to bring. Camera Luxurious camera is not need, but try to get the beautiful impressions of Tibet( To take pictures of the beautiful landscapes and folk customs of Tibet are strongly encouraged ) Sunglasses The ultraviolet radiation from the sun is very strong in Tibet, therefore a part of sunglass is quite necessary .
About High Altitude Sickness
Most people who plan to come to Tibet worry about the high altitude sickness , when the altitude becomes higher the air gets thinner, so does the oxygen content in the air, if coming to the high altitude area in short time for instance taking plane,then some people would fell uncomfortable since they did’t get acclimatized to the altitude. Having Headache feeling dizzy and and tired and insomnia are symptoms of high altitude sickness. Those people who have heart disease of high blood pressure should pay more attention to the high altitude sickness. If being properly treated, the high altitude sickness would be overcome in 3 days. Altitude Sickness is not the problem with gender, age and physic.The most important thing is acclimatization, drink a plenty of water, walk slow, keep balance your state of mind, we also recommended some medicines, Rhodiola elongata and Triplophysa angel, those medicines are very good for high altitude sickness.
About Tibetan Thangka ( arts).
Tibet Thangka is a religion painting religious painting of such as statues of Buddhas of Folk stories and legends are painted on the brocade or cloth. Thangka has a history of over 1,000years, and can be categorized as color -drawing Thangka, appliqué Thangka and etc. It takes a few months or even half a year to finish a good Thangka.
About Tibetan traditional medicine .
Traditional Tibetan medicine is famous for its long history and unique and outstanding curative effects. Traditional Tibetan media- cine is getting more and more popular with domestic and foreign customers, The major varieties include Ratna Sample. Changjor Dingde Jube Rinchen Yunyin Nyinga Chumar Dujo and etc..
About Tibetan Religion.
No other religion apart from Buddhism has been able to take root in Tibet except Bon religion. The Bon the aborigine religion of Tibet, a sect of Shamanism which chielfly worshipped idols and the Nature and practiced excorcising evil spirits, had at one time prvaile in Tibet, Thus Buddhism can well be said to be the sole religion of Tibet and the faith has taken so deep in roots that it means almost everything to the Tibetans. Well to do families even built in the their home private chapels or prayer rooms. To begin with the first Buddhist scripture printed in Sanskrit was said to have been descended from Heaven in the 5th century during the reign of 28th Tsanpo Tho-Tho- Ri-Nyantsan. It was translated in to Tibetan in the 7th century in Sontsan Gampo’s region. Since the translation, the Tibetan Buddhism got propagated in to Tibet and the visit of the Indian buddhist Master Padmasambhava in the 8th century had greatly accelerated the spread and sects started taking shape. In the 11 century the visit the Bengali muster, Atisha to Tibet once again, encouraged the study of Tibet Budhisim in Tibet and sowed the seed for the Gelugpa sect. Finally in the 15 century, Tsongkhapa the great reformer of Tibetan Buddhism. came to Tibet from Qinghai and founded the Gelugpa sect, the order of the excellece and here after Buddhism went all out spreading like a wild fire in to Tibet and the breathtaking city-like monasteries shot up one after another. The 5 th Dalai Lama’s becoming of the absolute reuler both of the spiritual and political of the entire Tibetan notionality. The best known monasteries of Tibet are : Drepung . Sera and Ganden in Lhasa. Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, Kumbum in Qinghai. The major religious of sects are, 1> the Nyingmapa Sect, Ancient Mystic Order, founded by pad masamghava and king Tisong Dezen in 8th century 2> Kagyupa Sect , the order of oral of Transmisson, founded by Milarepa in 11th century. 3> Sakayapa Sect , Gray earth Order, founded by the Sakya Kunga Nyingpo in 13 th century. 4> Gelugpa Sect, the order of the excellence, founder by the Tsongkangpa (15th century).
About Tibetan Buddism Stupa.
Stupa is Sanskrit word which means pagoda we can see different shapes and colors of stupas in Tibet. It built for many different purposes. In ancient time in India it was a common thing to build tombs for the corpse of kings and other important people.After Buddha Shakyamuni passed away his followers build eight stupas with important relics and holy objects that they collected from the buddha’s cremation.So these stupas represent eight major events in the life of him which we see in the monasteries.
About Tibetan People.
The Tibetan people live on farming and husbandry, Farmers live in the valleys of Tsangpo River(Brahmaputra) and its major tributaries,Kyichu and Nyanchu. These areas produce barley wheat peas and rapeseed. The great Nothern grassland which accupies a good half of Tibet is the home of nomads Yaks and Sheeps. Nomads hace no fixed abodes and keep movining along fine pasturesv togtether with all their belongings tents. and livestock. The remaining of population approxmiately 10%, live in towns earnining their living mainly on business and hadcraft and many of are factory workers and government officials . Many live for next life,rather than for the present, the accumulate deeds of virture and pray of the final liberation and enlightement. Lips and hands of the elders are neverat still either busied in murmuring of the six syllable tantric prayer. (Om Ma Ne Pad Me Hum, )(Hai the jewel in the lotus) or in the rotation of hand prayer wheels, or conunting of the prayer of beads. Pious pilgrilms from every corner of Tibet day to day gather at Jokhang temple and Bharkor Street, offering their donations and praying heart and sould of their own selvers, for the seek of the all sentient beings. Tibetan people has the nature of compassion because our forfather was the mainifestation of lord of compassion. The Tibetan peoples are normally try to put more efforts to accumulated merit and purify and their sins by circuambulating to the holy temples, monasteries and mountains