Buddha Unfolding Pictures

As one of the representative treasures of the temple, the Buddha painting which is a huge Tibetan Thangka always looks magnificent and sumptuous.

Buddha Unfolding is a very important and magnificent ceremony in Tibet. It is held to commemorate Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. Usually, this is one of the rituals during the traditional annual Tibetan Shoton Festival. On that day, a great many locals and travelers will come from far and near to enjoy the spectacular ceremony.
  • As one of the representative treasures of the temple, the Buddha painting which is a huge Tibetan Thangka always looks magnificent and sumptuous.
  • The vivid Buddha painting is brightly colored and will not fade for hundreds of years due to the use of some natural dyes from coral, gold and turquoise.
  • Buddha unfolding is a holy and magic activity in Tibetan. It is said no matter how bad the weather is, the sky will clear up quickly as soon as the painting is unfolded.
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Asked by Mrs.ify from NIG | Apr. 28, 2009 10:15Reply
please i will like to know if it is conducive to visit tibet in June/july
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Answered by Mr.William Zhao | Apr. 28, 2009 22:57
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Yes, it is the beginning of the touristy season for the holy place.
Answered by Ms.Hollander from USA | May. 11, 2009 18:10
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Yes it would be nice to visit that place, as Mr. William Zhao said that is the beginning of the tourist season, :)
Asked by Mr.Tom from USA | Nov. 28, 2008 03:27Reply
anyone knows if the restrictions are still in effect for foreingers going to Tibet now? Is it safe to Lhasa this winter?
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Answered by Ms.Elizabeth Simpson | Nov. 29, 2008 00:56
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HI! Following the news that the restrictions was removed early in May! So it is safe, especially in Lhasa, or youc can participate a tour. Winter is not the best season there. It may chilly anyway!
Answered by Ms.Mary from USA | Nov. 30, 2008 11:09
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Is it true that there are 1,500 lakes in Tibet? How come some of them are not on the map?
Answered by Mr.Jef from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 10, 2008 09:41
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I am leaving for Beijing and on to the train to Lhasa in two weeks. I've been told that that place is open and that I have a Tibet permit. So staying there in Jan will be cold and so thrilling
Answered by Mr.Collins from USA | Jun. 09, 2009 23:17
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Yes the Chinese authorities have succeeded in quahing any semblance of freedom for the Tibetan people. If you like visiting a mountainous gulag, you'll LUV that place!

Any chance of a free election here or any place else in China?
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