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Yushu horse racing festival

Yushu Horse Racing Festival 2021

Where is Yushu? Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is located in southern Qinghai province on the northern Tibetan Plateau with an elevation of around 3,700 m (12,100 ft). It is 500 miles from Xining (the capital of Qinghai Province). Yushu has a population of 300,000 people and is over 95% Tibetan. The prefecture has an area of 188,794 square […]

Jokhang Temple in Lhasa

Things to do in Barkhor street

Barkhor Street is located in Lhasa’s heart, encircling the Jokhang temple in the old district of Lhasa. It is said that in 647, King Songtsen Gampo built the Jokhang temple. Jokhang is one of the first and old temples built in Tibet. Religiously, Barkhor street is actually a one-way circled praying road around the Jokhang […]