Ngari Ethnic Culture
Located in the west of Tibet, Ngari is the ‘roof of the roof of the world’ and the center of world in Tibetan’s mind. The Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar in Ngari area are regarded as the ‘sacred mountain’ and ‘holy lake’. In this land, sacred mountain, holy lake, mysterious ruins of Guge Kingdom make up the charm and mystery of Ngari.
By the end of 2010, the total population of Ngari was 95,803, the urban population was 20,250, and the population of agriculture and pastoral areas was 75,553. The Han population is 7,367, accounting for 7.72%; the Tibetan population is 87,493, accounting for 91.65%; the other minority population is 605, accounting for 0.63%.
Temples are the main manifestation of Tibetan Buddhist culture, there are many monasteries in Ngari, here below are parts of them.
- Zuchu Monastery or Zutruphuk Monastery in Burang County, Ngari
- Dirapuk Monastery in Burang County, Ngari
- Chuku Monastery in Burang County, Ngari
- Tholing Monastery in Zanda County, Ngari
- Jiawu Lakang Monastery in Gê’gyai County, Ngari
- Xianglukang Monastery in Gê’gyai County, Ngari
- Zhire Monastery in Gê’gyai County, Ngari
- Zhajia Monastery in Gê’gyai County, Ngari
Various Tibetan festivals are celebrated in different ways in Ngari. It is suggested to visit Ngari during the festivals and enjoy the lively scenes with the local Tibetan people if time is free. Except for popular Sagadawa Festival and Tibetan New Year Festival, other festivals like Xiangxiong Cultural Festival are fun and attractive as well.
The recommended tours: