Tibetan Culture and Tibetan Art

Tibetan Culture and Arts

Typical Tibetan Culture and Arts-Local Cultural Resources

Unique Culture and Art in Tibet

This page is about Tibetan culture and Tibetan art. Tibet is a mysterious land that attracts so many people deeply. People always want to know more about this amazing place. With the special geographic and climactic conditions of plateau, Tibet is unique through the long histories under the influence of neighboring lands and Buddhism. What makes up the traditional culture and art of Tibet? How do their culture and arts look like? What should I know in advance to better blend in the local society? With all these questions, here we will show some aspects including Tibetan clothing, architecture, dance, music, opera, painting, and food. You are free to enjoy them even before your Tibet travel!

Tibetan Culture & Arts

Authentic and Traditional Tibetan Culture

Tibetan Architecture

Tibetan Traditional Architecture

Tibetan architecture is deeply influenced by Buddhism and adapted to local climate, economic activities, and traditions. The architectural forms of structure are varied according to different areas.

Tibetan Dancing

Tibetan Songs and Dances

Every Tibet man and woman loves to dance and sing. Dancing and singing are inseparable parts of their daily life. For typical events, such as festivals, weddings and family gatherings, people dance together to express their impassioned feelings.

Tibetan cuisine

Tibetan Traditional Food

Tibetan cuisine is influenced by the weather condition in plateau and has its own characteristics. There are four major food in Tibetan cuisine (also known as “Four treasures”): butter, tea, tsampa, and meat (mainly yak meat and mutton).

Tibetan Clothing

Tibetan Traditional Clothing

Tibetan Clothing is very characteristic under their traditions and designed for the special plateau climate. It typically includes a long sleeves and wide waist robe outside and a shirt inside. Married women will wear a colorful striped woolen called pangden.

Tibetan Language

Tibetan Language

Tibetan Language belongs to Tibet-Burman languages. Its classical written form is a major regional literary language, particularly for its use in Buddhist literature. Tibetan, often implicitly meaning Standard Tibetan, is an official language of the Tibet.

Tibetan Music

This is the picture of Tibetan Music and dancing.

Tibetan Music: Tibetan people are quite expert in music and dance. They usually combine two together and express their feelings thorough different kinds of music. In general, Tibetan music can be divided into two categories, Buddhism music and folk music.

Tibetan painting

Thangka Painting

Tibetan painting is a main form of Tibetan art and may be the most popular art form among all forms of Tibetan Buddhist Art. Like Christianity and other religions around the world, Tibetan painting plays an important role in expressing and strengthening their religious beliefs.

Sky burial


Sky burial is a funeral practice in Tibet, where a human corpse is incised in certain locations and placed on a mountaintop exposing to the elements and scavenging animals. The practice is also known as “jhator” in Tibetan meaning “giving alms to the birds”.