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Donned with silver belts and coral necklaces, only unmarried Tibetan girls from the host village/group are privileged to dance in the Lerol festival.

Amdo Tibetan ‘Klu rol’ Festival — Part II

  [Continuing Klu rol (lürol) Festival part I…] Summer is a festive season in Rebgong, Amdo region on the Tibetan plateau, and Klu rol (lürol ) festival is held yearly in many Tibetan villages and a few Monguor villages between June fifteenth and the twenty-fifth of the lunar calendar. My village, Gling-rgyal (AKA Langjia) is one of the most […]

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Tibetan Lha-ba, Mountain God Amyes-magpa, who is temporarily manifested in a human medium, holding his hair and a knife with his teeth after cut his forehead.

Amdo Tibetan ‘Klu rol’ Festival — Part I

  Summer is a festive season in Rebgong, Amdo region on the Tibetan plateau, and Klu rol (Lürol) ཀླུ་རོལ། festival is held yearly in many Tibetan villages and a few Monguor villages between June sixteenth and the twenty-fifth of the lunar calendar. My village, Gling-rgyal (AKA Langjia) is one of the most known sites for this folk culture. […]

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On the Road to My Hometown—Rebgong

My twenty-hour journey, flying from Chicago to Beijing, then to Siling (ཟི་ལིང, officially Xining, the capital of Qinghai province) was long but rather a smooth ride. After a couple of days in the city, my little brother Chudar, niece Yechun, and I traveled to my birthplace, Rebgong (རེབ་གོང, Tongren officially), also known as ‘The Rebgong Golden […]

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