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Tibet Flag


The Tibet Flag was introduced in the year 1912. In the Tibet Flag there is a magnificent snow mountain in the centre, which represents Tibet, the Land of Snow Mountains.

Tibet Flag

Flag of Tibet


The Flag of Tibet exhibits six red rays of light radiating from a golden disk in the sky which stands for the six
original tribes of Tibet, namely; the Se, Mu, Dong, Tong, Dru and Ra.

The colored jewel symbolizes all the people of Tibet, who are enjoying equally the light of freedom, spiritual and material happiness and prosperity. The Tibet flag displays two courageous snow lions representing the temporal and the spiritual power.

In the Tibet flag the two lions are taking the wheel of the Ying Yang. The Ying Yang symbol represents spiritual energy. Upon Ying Yang, there are the 3 jewels of Buddhism, namely Buddha, the dharma, and the sangha, which means the law serving monks.

The 13th Dalai Lama, made the flag of Tibet in 1912, to unite the various army provinces of the region. The flag of Tibet has a rich symbolism to it. The six red bands represent the original ancestors of the people and are painted against the backdrop of the blue of the sky that shows the protection of spiritual teachings. The white triangle in the lower part of the flag represents the Himalayan Mountains, the land of the people. The rising sun is the sign of equal enjoyment of privileges by the people of Tibet. The snow lions on the slopes of the mountain represent fearlessness and unified secular values. The three-coloured jewel held by the lions represents the three spiritual teachings in which the people of Tibet take refuge. The rotating jewel held by the lions represents the correct ethical behaviour of the people along with the correct codes of moral conduct as is laid down by the Buddha. The yellow line that forms the perimeter of the flag stands for the spread of the pure gold like teachings of the Buddha. The flag has a ratio of 2:3


Vacation:
Tibet tours are more than just a hike outside. The travel to Tibet is an inner journey with seeing and understanding the culture and the life of the people. One can see the great Tibet plateau. In Tibet treks are the way to get across the rugged countryside. In Tibet trips are organized to many a Tibetan monastery. Tibetan Buddhism provides soul food for the travelers who come from far-off places to find peace in this land.

Culture and life:
Tibetan prayer flags slowly fluttering in the wind and slow Tibetan music being played on traditional instruments such as the Tibetan singing bowl are the signs of the peaceful Tibetan community. The people are a spiritual and secular lot who try to be at peace with themselves and the world according to the teachings of the Buddha and the spiritual leadership of the Dalai Lama. The country has many artifacts such as Tibetan carpet, Tibet rugs and Tibetan Thangka paintings.


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