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Thangka center in Shangri-La popular among visitors

During the National Day holiday, droves of tourists visited the Shangri-La Thangka Center, also Shangri-La Association for the Protection of Ethnic Cultural Heritages, for the art of Thangka painting....


A glance at Tibet's largest survey of ancient books

Among the filed books, 291 have been selected for inclusion on the list of valuable ancient books of the state. A dozen of books on survey results have also been published....


Traditional Honghe crafts on display in Diqing

An exhibition featuring traditional crafts of bronze, silver, pottery and tin from south Yunnan’s Honghe prefecture is going on in Diqing, northwest Yunnan. ...


In pics: Tibetan-style black clay pottery in Diqing

Photo taken on Sept. 17, 2019 shows Tibetan-style black clay pottery pieces in Nixi Township, the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Deqen, northwest Yunnan Province. ...


Would you like a cup of tea?

For centuries, tea from the East has kept enchanting the Western world as a mysterious and delicate drink. Some even praise it as the “Green Gold”....


Traditional Tibetan costume revives in Shangri-La

At the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in 2017, a set of traditional Tibetan costumes impressed the public a lot. ...


Every sip is a new journey – Tibetan highland barley wine

Tibetan highland barley wine, also called "Qiang" in the Tibetan language, is a unique beverage that is widely enjoyed by local Tibetans....


Iconic dancer Yang Liping brings grand production to Edinburgh

A household name in China, Yang descends from the Bai ethnic group out of Dali, Yunnan province. She is a first-class national dancer, and the vice-chairman of the China Dancers Association....


Artists perform Tibetan Opera in cultural festival

An artist from Lhozhag County performs Tibetan Opera during a cultural festival in Shannan, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 17, 2019. ...


Making a song and dance about it

Taking place across the ethnic Tibetan regions of China, traditional Guozhuang battles feature hundreds of colorfully dressed performers singing in complex group styles....


Every incense stick mirrors the spirit of its maker

On the east bank of the Ninghu Lake, Anning city of Yunnan province, there is an incense store named Defangji. And Mr. Wu Jianyun is its owner....


A bouquet of flavors in flower feast

A staff member cooks flowers for a flower feast in a scenic spot in Lijiang, Southwest China's Yunnan province, Aug 4, 2019. ...


Highland barley: A bite of Shangri-La

The highland barley has been grown in Shangri-La, northwest Yunnan since ancient times. In Shangri-La, the major crop is divided into the black-skinned breed and white-skinned breed....


Celebrating traditional Torch Festival in Yunnan

Photos taken on July 21, 2019 show a Torch Festival celebration in Minzu Village, a theme park in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province....


6th China Nie Er Music Week held in Kunming, Yuxi

Artists perform folk chorus during the opening ceremony of the 6th China Nie Er Music (Chorus) Week held at Yunnan Grand Theater in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, July 17, 2019....


Thangka display ritual held at Tashilhunpo Monastery

Monks attend a Thangka display ritual at the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Xigaze, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 15, 2019. ...


Ethnic festival marked at nationalities village

The Kuzhazha Festival, also known as the “Minor New Year,” contains traditional rituals to express gratitude to Apimei, a god for the Hani people....


Wu Yingde: passing down the art of dough modelling

Nowadays, however, people consider dough figurines more of a handicraft than as a snack. "People keep them at home as decorations," said Wu Yingde. ...


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