Jiuzhaigou Local Customs

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    Fotos / Photos

    by elpariente Written Apr 6, 2008
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    Dada la belleza que tiene Jiuzhai Gou , muchas parejas de recién casados o de novios aprovechan para hacerse fotos , teniendo como fondo los lagos y los ríos con sus colores impresionantes
    Hay otros tipos de fotos y son las que se hacen los turista Chinos poniéndose las ropas de tibetanos y haciéndose un retrato de recuerdo

    Given the beauty scenary that has Jiuzhai Gou, many couples of just married or boyfriends take photos with the lakes and rivers background with their impressive colours
    There are other types of photos and are those made by Chinese tourists who wear the local Tibetans clothes

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    108 Lagos / 108 Lakes

    by elpariente Written Apr 5, 2008

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    Dicen las leyendas que hace mucho tiempo la deidad de la montaña llamado Dago sintió un flechazo por la diosa Semo, y él le regaló a la diosa un espejo que estaba hecho partir del viento y de nubes . Sin embargo, el diablo apareció y creó problemas a Semo. Sin querer , Semo rompió el espejo en 108 piezas, que cayeron a la tierra y se convirtieron en 108 coloridos lagos. El lago también lo llama Haizi la población local.

    Legend says that long, long ago the deity of mountain named Dago had a crush on the goddess Semo, and he gave a mirror that was made from wind and cloud to the goddess. However, the devil appeared and made trouble to Semo. Inadvertently, Semo broke the mirror into 108 pieces, which fell down to the earth and then turned to 108 colorful lakes. The lake is also called Haizi by local people.

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    Tibetian dancing

    by simsky_pat Written Dec 4, 2007

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    Tibetian dancing

    The dancing was great and colourful. Cost RMB150 per person and the whole show lasted over 2 hours.

    The show was loud with lots of band and singing, and have a bit of interaction between the visitors. But unless you know Chinese, you are not going to understand what they mean.

    Lots of beautiful Tibetian girls waiting outside the hall and putting scarf around you. Once inside the hall there are mens showing you where to sit, they sound like they are shouting at you to site down, but they are not and it is just their custom. They have tea or wine in front of you; don’t drink it as they have been left there (not sure how long).

    Well worth seeing.

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    Prayer everywhere

    by kielorla Written Aug 7, 2005

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    Flag for prayer

    You will find alot of flag and big bell everywhere when you are in JiuZhai County. The flags have prayer script written it as the tibetian believe that the flag flap once means it pray one time. It is a clever way of using wind and water as the nature element to pray for the people and the land. The same for the bell, if you turn once mean you pray once for the people and land. These bells are put in the river using the water current as force to turn the bell.

    You will see a lot of colourful flags, yellow means land, blue mean water, red mean sky ( If i remember correctly).

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    Prayer everywhere

    by kielorla Written Aug 7, 2005

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    You will find alot of flag and big bell everywhere when you are in JiuZhai County. The flags have prayer script written it as the tibetian believe that the flag flap once means it pray one time. It is a clever way of using wind and water as the nature element to pray for the people and the land. The same for the bell, if you turn once mean you pray once for the people and land. These bells are put in the river using the water current as force to turn the bell.

    You will see a lot of colourful flags, yellow means land, blue mean water, red mean sky ( If i remember correctly).

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    Tibetian dont eat fish

    by kielorla Written Aug 7, 2005

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    Tower for prayer.

    In Tibetian culture, when a person die, they have sky funeral, water funeral, ground funeral and tower funeral.

    Sky funeral is they will cut the meat of the decrease and feed the vulture, they believe that if all your meat is being eaten, is a good sign that you will go to heaven, if not they will keep feeding the vulture till all the meat been eaten.

    Water funeral is the decease is sinked into the deep water, therefore Tibetian do not eat fish as they believe that they will be eating ......

    Both the above 2 methods is the most commonly used for commoners. For ground bury, mean that you die of diseases, therefore you need to be bury in ground.

    As for tower funeral, is only for highly respectable monk. When the monk pass away, they will pray and process the body and will put into a tower.

    Above information is gathered through verbally, i may not be able to remember clearly in detail, if there is any wrong information, please correct me.

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    Tibetan-Qiang folk custom

    by sylina Updated Jun 16, 2003

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    Touring Jiuzhaigou is at the same time a spiritual tour of the Tibetan-Qiang culutre. The mysitc Tibetan Buddhism, the Benbo religious culture, the beautiful national song and dance, the warmhearted Tibetan people, all let you feel a serene state of mind divorced from worldly vulgarism.

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    Flock

    by sylina Written Jun 17, 2003

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    Flock

    Most of the tibetan and Qiang families at there have many sheep and other critters. You could see flock with their master on the road. They live on them, the drove is a big part of their life...

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