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Balagezong music festival to start on May 1

The 4th Balagezong Music Festival will kick off on May 1 at the Shangri-La grand canyon, or the Balagezong scenic area in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture....


Thangka masters pass on 'persistent spirit'

In his teenage years, thangka master Norbu Sidar recited vast sutras from Buddhist scriptures, and also made sure that his nephews Konchoge and Tsering did the same....


Shugunisu festival celebrated in Diqing village

The villagers of Xidang village in Deqin County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, dressed in costumes and held performance on March 22 to celebrate the Shugunisu festival....


Fresco itinerant exhibition held at Yunnan University

Visitors view a fresco during a Dunhuang fresco itinerant exhibition in Yunnan University in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 10, 2019....


Thangka art: the tale of a Tibetan family

Norbu Sidar, a thangka master, spent his teenage days reciting vast sutras from Buddhist scriptures, and made sure that his nephews Konchoge and Tsering did the same....


Naxi folks in Sanba hold picnic, outdoor entertainment

On the 8th day of the second lunar month each year (March 14 in 2019), the Naxi people in Sanba Township, Shangri-La City, hold picnic and outdoor entertainment to renew their relationships....


Spring flowers on show in Shangri-La

The 2019 Shangri-La Spring Flower Show and the Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition opened at the Shangri-La alpine botanical garden on February 20....


Thousands pray at Ganden Sumtsenling Monastery

Thousands of Tibetan Buddhism monks and believers gathered to attend prayers at the Ganden Sumtsenling Monastery in Shangri-La City....


Annual "sunning of the Buddha" ceremony of Labrang Monastery held

The annual "sunning of the Buddha" is one of the most important ceremonies at Labrang, which is regarded as a top Tibetan Buddhism educational institution in China....


Wow, what a flowery site at Dukezong!

Since its opening in September 2018, the Huaxiang cultural tourism project has made a hit in the Shangri-La tourist market....


Dzekyid's path of passing down Tibetan dance

Reba dance is a combination of roughness and gentleness, and it is the best embodiment of the Tibetan people's enthusiasm and optimism. ...


Yunnan province holds cultural exhibition in Myanmar's Yangon

An exhibition of intangible cultural heritage from China's Yunnan Province kicked off Tuesday at China Cultural Center in Myanmar's Yangon....


Ritual and convention on living buddha reincarnation

The reincarnation of the Living Buddha is a succession system, which distinguishes Tibetan Buddhism from other religions or other forms of Buddhism....


Dali tie-dying workshop combines tradition with fashion

With the dream to pass on the traditional tie-dying culture, Zhang Hanmin and her husband have established a workshop at their hometown in Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture....


"World's Shangri-La" cultural show debuts at Kunming Airport

​The “World's Shangri-La” cultural-tourism promotion was officially launched at Kunming Changshui International Airport on January 11. ...


Gedong Festival offers you a different Shangri-La

When the sun was on the rise, sounds of chanting scripture, crashing cymbals and rumbling drums come from the Ganden Sumtsenling Monastery. ...


Tenchong history entwined with the jadeite trade

"Tengchong's history and culture are closely related to jade. The jade trade has been here for hundreds of years," says Lu....


Yunnan compiles dictionary to save Lahu ethnic culture

Southwest China's Yunnan province on Tuesday published a dictionary to preserve the culture of Lahu nationality, a minor ethnic group with a population of 486,000....


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