Xiahe Local Customs

  • paralysed piglet in the streets of Xiahe
    paralysed piglet in the streets of Xiahe
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  • Tibetan courtyard in Xiahe
    Tibetan courtyard in Xiahe
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    Tibetan part of town

    by RB_Oakes Written May 18, 2005

    I wandered into the Tibetan part of town. It's quite different than the Chinese part. At one stage, I followed a giant hog through a small arched doorway. This led me to a courtyard surrounded by several domiciles. I haven't really seen anything quite like it.

    Tibetan courtyard in Xiahe
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    Discussions

    by nepalgoods Updated Jul 2, 2003

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    The Tibetan Lamas have a very special way to discuss religious matters. One monk sits on the ground and another jumps at him, clapping his hands and shouting his argument.

    I was lucky to watch one of this discussions.

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    Snow Leopard

    by nepalgoods Written Jun 22, 2003

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    I was very impressed by this woman, who wears a coat with the fur of a snow leopard. I asked her, if I could take a photo. She agreed and afterwards I gave her a photo of H.H. Dalai Lama. She was so happy, that she kissed the photo again and again. Then she even kissed my hand. I felt very embarassed. At that time I did not know. how important H.H. Dalai Lama is for the Tibetan people.

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    all life is precious

    by tompt Written Sep 21, 2004

    The Buddhist believe all life is precious, therefor it is possible you see this piglet with two paralysed hind legs. The pilgrims feed it and he seems to be doing OK.

    paralysed piglet in the streets of Xiahe

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    Rosary

    by nepalgoods Written Mar 23, 2003

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    For me it was the first time, that I saw, that Buddhists also use something similar to a Christian rosary.

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