Tibetan Family Visit

Tibetan Family Visit Shangri-la Yunnan
The Tibetan people are one of the most important Chinese minorities. Outside Tibet, they are most concentrated on the western borders of China. Near Shangri-La, we find these people with unique traditions. Their house is very characteristic, built in remote plateaus. Once inside, you will feel the simplicity of their life without any hassles.

A unique moment

Although they may not speak a word of Mandarin or English, Tibetan people are very open to the world. With a simple gesture, Tibetans invite a wanderer to come-in for a drink in their homes. The barrier of language does not seem to bother these people who enjoy a simple life and willing to share a moment with visitors.

Traditional Houses

There are several types of Tibetan buildings. The nomads live in tents and travel throughout the year with their herds in the mountains. For those who live a more sedentary life, a Shangri-La home is typical built with wood. Whether their lives are more nomadic or sedentary, architecture here is worth appreciation. Small gatherings of square stone buildings appear here and there. Flat roofs allow this nomadic people time and space to make the grain from their harvest dry. These tiny villages are typically associated with a herd of yaks, sheep or horses. In their homes, the ground floor is then used as a stable for animals and a rough wooden staircase rises to the upper floors.

Tibetan Customs

Having no chimneys is a custom, considering that fire burning in the middle of the main room escapes as the air aerates through the doors, windows and sometimes a hole in the roof. The plains are mostly treeless, so Tibetans often use animal manure for heating. In accordance with the traditions, they also eat on blankets of animal skin on the floor.


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  • Altitude

    3 200M Altitude Tibetan Family Visit
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