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 Culture and Tibetan Art
Tibetan Culture & Arts
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 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 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 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: 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 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 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”.