RU  UK  EN
Статьи  >  Visit  >  Tibet. Mountains that speak with heaven

Tibet. Mountains that speak with heaven

Автор: 28.03.2020 | travel, China
Tibet… what are you mulling over while articulating this name, drawing it in your mind mentioning the concept involved in the mild space of clouds?Tibet… There are mountains that seem to be speaking with the heaven. Here everything is penetrated with the religion and different beliefs such as culture, art, folk traditions and customs.

Tibet is one of the most mysterious corners in the world. All of us have more questions than answers that appeared after getting familiar with the view of Dalai Lama or after the narrations about the wonderful Tibetan medicine. Perhaps, it happened after watching Hollywood movie ‘Seven years in Tibet’ with Brad Pitt. It seems that having joined Chinese People’s Republic in 1950, this region of Central Asia did not find calmness. It looks like telling something with all its development, history, culture, and religion, maybe these words could sound like that: I am not like everybody, I am unique, I am from another space!Photo newwaytravel.ru

Tibetan Kingdom had a significant impact in VII-IX centuries. The king Songtsen Gampo who brought Buddhism to the nation of Tibet, largely expanded not only the borders of his possession but also the cultural level of the citizens. It is worth saying that because of respect to the wisdom of his greatness the governors of China and Nepal felt like an honor to give him their daughters as the wives.

Read also: Amazons from tribe mosou. Conservation of feminism in the shadow of Himalayas

So, it is not surprising that our ancestor Dalai Lama XIV with the magnificent care and love is doing his best to save the heritage of the ancestors even being in the exile. The ruined temples only make the faith stronger, oppressed language just increases power of the word, and it is not for nothing that Dalai Lama received Nobel Prize of the peace in 1989 for non-violent methods of fight for the independence of Tibet.Photo tourisminchina.ru

Now almost six million of people are the carriers of Tibetan language as well as worldview. Buddhist art of Tibet has been formed under the influence of Chinese, Indian, and Nepalese culture. From the primitive petroglyphic pictures to carved throne of sandal tree and amazing statues in the view of lions, dragons, or tigers near the silver tombs. We know most of all the depictions of multi-armed Buddhist deities who could be visible everywhere, from ancient icons to the modern pictures and souvenirs. It seems that one of these arms calls to come to Tibet, look at its slow rhythm of the life, and attend old temples as well as numerous local monasteries.

In the city Lhasa, historical capital of Tibet, one could see simultaneously three prominent monuments of the architecture included to the list of UNESCO, castle Potala, temple Jokhang, and summer castle of Dalai Lama Norbulingka. With the coming of Buddhism the architecture of Tibet started developing rapidly. The magnificent temples, mysterious monasteries, and usual typical buildings included Indian architectural style. Later, Chinese incentives began to be added there. Even the cold and drought-ridden climate played its role in the building. Tibetan masters are obliged to use more stone and red brick, less wood taking into consideration the complicated natural conditions and high mountain location. So as to decorate the strict view of the buildings, the walls are often knocked off by the bright fabrics from the middle side.Photo gorodmasterov.kiev.ua

The castle Potala that is consisting of two parts, red and white, had been built for almost half a century. Firstly, in the mountain one terrace had been carved and the first floor was built there, then they carved one more and raised the next. In such a way this top of creativity of Tibetan architects in the direct understanding of the word reaches the top of the mountain from the verily foot.

One more wonder that amazes tourists is, certainly, considered to be Qinghai-Tibet Railway regarded as the longest and highest rocky one in the world. Near the station Tangla it rises at the height of 5072 meters above sea level. There is one interesting fact that on the especially high plots oxygen is forcefully given being switched not only to each carriage but also to every seat. It deprives the passengers by the height sickness.

Read also: White gold of Tianxia. Chinese porcelain

It is not astonishing that in such a beneficial region like Tibet where people spend hours, days and years for the slow meditations, savoring nature and learn the appropriate attitude to life, their soul and body comparing with, for instance, Europeans that have another view on these issues. The receipts of Tibetan medicine are revised by the century practice and are becoming more and more popular. The majority of the curing rules is based on three principles, such as harmony of spirit, right nutrition and proper balance of work and rest. It is interesting that the newest discoveries in the modern medicine often appear to be the closest to the methods of Eastern healers. They think, Tibetans even found out a receipt of eternal youth what is not strange for people who all the life speak with the heaven. The most important days of Tibetan calendar are those connected with the actions of Buddha.Photo static.tonkosti.ru

If it happens that you have never got a possibility to attend Tibet, you will catch the piece of this mysterious region, its spirit and breath in the local shop in a view of statue of Buddha or depiction of multi-armed Tibetan goddess, not to mention the package of herbs and roots from the Eastern healers.

Cover photo besthqwallpapers.com

Вам это будет интересно:
Borders cannot make harm: The most famous enclaves of the world
Today OUTLOOK travels along the cities and countries that are considered as the most interesting from the point of view of geography and administrative management. Moreover, they are enclaves as they are located within the territories of other states.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Istanbul
Among tourists, especially those from Europe, it is difficult to find people who have not enjoyed vacation in sunny and hospitable Turkey at least once, so the prices at holiday destinations are more or less known. However, what awaits those who opted for "another Turkey" and went to see the magnificent Istanbul, we would like toexplainwith the example of 10 dollars.
Under the South Cross. Queenstown
Residents of Queenstown, like all New Zealanders, are among the first on the planet to meet the dawn. There are no children's homes, homeless animals. People are resistant to cold, so much so that at zero degrees go in T-shirts. Each of them has an average of nine sheep, and in nature there are practically no such dangers as mosquitoes and snakes.
Nan Madol: A City over an Abyss
Only an abandoned artificial archipelago with traces of extinct civilizations can better than a deserted island! Cadent splash of oars that plows blue dreams of the Pacific Ocean quells drumroll of ecstasy in your temples while preparing will and mind to the meeting with the greatest mystery of Micronesia. Nan Madol lies empty for more than one hundred years...
In the rhythm of heart. Japanese drums taiko
Its sounds penetrate the heart, stop the flow of thoughts and cause the blood to move in some kind of magical rhythm. It's a roll of thunder. It gives the shivers. It's a secret. Japanese drums in their homeland are elevated to the rank of cult. Without them, not a single official event is possible, their melodies delight the hearing during joy and help to experience sadness.
History of the street: Brivibas
Today in our review dedicated to the most interesting streets of the planet we are going to talk about Brivibas. The old city of Riga is truly magnificent and finely preserved part of Latvian capital. Verily here there are more tourists and less local citizens, however, 350-400 years ago around it there was nothing and city resembled inaccessible medieval fortress in semi-Scandinavian and semi-European style. All of its population could place here…
Dark blue pearl of Mongolia
Six million years ago, in faraway Mongolia a deep crater of an extinct volcano was gradually filled to the brims with water, turning into a wonderful lake. Water ran high with gusts of wind, and sparkled in the sun like precious jewel, so no wonder that along with the official name of Hövsgöl Lake, this nature wonder has a more poetic name of the Dark Blue Pearl.
Departure: Dakar
The Senegalese capital of Dakar is not only the most important city of West Africa, but also a city of extremes, a fascinating introduction if purpose of the trip is to "get acquainted with the Black Continent, but gently and smoothly". In addition to many civilizational and habitual to modern people attributes of life, every moment you feel spirit of Africa, at once both intimidating, romantic, off-beat and deeply alluring.
Baltic museums
Baltic States are a good destination for inexpensive tourism in Europe, they are well known for various attractions and changeable weather. Local waters and winds come up with unexpected rainfalls, but that is not a reason to hide in the hotel since there are many amazing museums around, and it is not much of a problem to visit all three countries within just a few days.
We were there: Sopot
European coast of the Baltic Sea can boast of neither warm waters nor lasting beach season – this however does not prevent it from being a popular resort area. Great number of cozy coastal towns attracts tourists first of all with fresh and curative air as well as with the opportunity to “heal the eyes” looking at the cold sea and amazing landscapes. Sopot – main Baltic resort of Poland – exhibits all of these advantages to the full.
Jaipur. Pink city
Someone compares Jaipur with lace tablecloth; others with a box of pink marshmallows; and some admirers claim this is a hive densely inhabited by bees. However, everyone agrees on one thing: there is the wonderful air full of freedom which cannot be found in Europe. It fills the lungs and breathing it a traveller loses count of hours and even centuries.
Kalamata. The heroic past and olive present
Ancient Greece began with Mycenae and Crete, and the country's new history starts its record with Kalamata. It was the city where Turkish shackles were dumped for the first time, thus making way for independence. Kalamata is a place with its own temper. Within less than 200 years, it was rebuilt twice, and both times revival followed.
Postcards from Batumi
Young Ukrainian writer Pavel Khomenskyi visited Batumi, the city smothered in greenery and shining bright, the one that local citizens call the city of love. Palm trees, cypresses, magnolias, oleanders, bamboos, laurels, orange trees, thujas and box trees exhale fragrances on every step there; they tempt you to go watch a romantic picture of ships sailing off harbors. And today the author shares with you his postcards from this amazing city, penetrated with murmur of the sea and taste of fragrant wine.
African beauty. Botswana
Facet of Botswana diamonds shine brightly. But aside from gemstones every woman in the world dreams about, there are many other treasures in this African nook. Today let us have a look at this country for ourselves...
Chinese sugar painting: Art from a ladle
Flowers and trees, animals and birds, dragons and fairytale characters – to put it short, anything that may come to your head can turn into an object of edible art there. Amazing technique of painting with hot sugar is possessed by craftsmen from Sichuan province. Paintings performed in almost caramel can be neither “edited”, nor painted over.
Stroll Around Dungeons of Europe: Paris, Berlin, Prague
Sauntering through picturesque nooks of Grand Dame Europe we look around without even suspecting how many interesting things there are beneath our feet. If you are annoyed with standard tours that include marathon race around museums and monuments, we suggest you have a look at good Old World from a different perspective. Or more specifically, look under its feet.
Provence: from Marseille to Monaco
Mon amour, mon ami… All most beautiful words and songs of love sound in French. Review every curve of France and find privacy in province of Provence that gently swings in the south-east of Brigitte Bardot and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Ancient cities from Marseille to Monaco are penetrated with lyric antiquity so ideas of staying at Côte d’Azur keep coming back to your head.
Departure: Balchik
If you like having rest in Bulgaria but haven’t picked a town to stay in, try and do it in Balchik. It will suit those who value cozy yet non-costly trips without a flow of holiday-makers and an empty pocket afterwards. And the town’s ancient age together with unique landmarks will create a great alternative to sun and sea bathes.
Chefchaouen: Moroccan City Made of Skies
Majority of people associate Morocco with either red or yellow – Africa, after all, heat, sand, spices and so on as the list goes. But it only happens in heads of tourists who have never visited an amazing city with such a pleasant and tender name as Chefchaouen. After that one the whole country seems to be a single cloud.
The most exciting resorts in Mexico: Surf's Up!
Mexico is a hot and passionate country. At least, legendary Mexican soap operas have contributed to this image. It is time to go there and get your own unforgettable experience that will forever stir your soul! Mexico is a country in the south of North America washed by the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of California and the Gulf of Mexico. Surfers say the waves are amazing there...
Закрыть
Outlook facebook page