Qamdo Kangba Culture
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Qamdo Kangba Culture

Update: Jan. 23rd, 2013

Guozhuang Dance

The Features of Qamdo Kangba Culture

Qamdo Prefecture is located in the culture junction of Tibet nation and other nations. Different people lived in Qamdo Prefecture, such as people from Donnyu Kingdom, people from affiliated counties and other minorities. Different types of culture have been mingled in Qamdo Prefecture, so that the Kangba culture has been created since then on. Kangba culture is characteristic of the profound and age-ole Tibetan national culture and the mysterious local culture.

Qamdo Prefecture is the hometown of the story of King Gesar. The unique rap art and popular legend were created and related to the story of the King Gesar. Riwuqe County still kept the iron saddle which carved the dragon. The iron saddle is said to be owned by the King Gesar.

Besides, Kangba dancing features a great local culture, such as Xianzi dance, Guozhuang dance, and Reba dance. All the dances are the representative of the passion of Kangba people. Therefore, most Kangba people are bold and unconstrained, vigorous and unrestrained.

In addition, Qamdo painting art are mainly showed in 3 different schools. One is called "Meining School" and very popular in Tingqing County, Chaya County, and Gongyue County. One is called "Meisha School" and popular in Chaiwei area. And another one is called "Gaxue School" and popular in Gama area in Tibet. The craftsmen who work for carving and sculpture are easily found in the whole Qamdo region. Most of the art wors were preserved well till now.

On the other hand, the folk customs and local festivals are also important part of Qamdo Kangba culture. The traditional festivals include Tibetan New Year, Zhongque Festival, Horse Racing Festival, and Bathing Festival, etc.

Qamdo Kangba Culture and Folk Customs

Qamdo Prefecture is located in the center of Kang are of Tibet. It is representative of Qamdo culture. The wonderful folk customs of Qamdo culture attract lots of tourists during Tibet tour.

Reba art

Reba art is famous for Reba timbrel, Reba Xianzi (a three-stringed plucked instrument), Reba comic opera, and Reba acrobatism, etc. Besides, the Guozhuang dance is also popular in Qamdo Prefecture, which is always held during the splendid festivals.

Painting Art

The sculpture art and painting art are both popular in Qamdo Prefecture. The clay sculpture is very popular in Caidui Village, Bianba, Chaya County, and Gongyue. The stone carving art is popular in Qamdo, Chaya County, Mangkang, and Kongpu Gyangda County. The woodcut art is popular in Kongpu Gyangda County.

Qamdo Kangba Culture and Religions

The religious culture is one of the representatives of Qamdo Prefecture. The religions in Qamdo Prefecture include primitive religion – Bon Sect, Tibet Buddhism, Islamism and Catholicism.

The diversified religious culture and the mysterious monastery culture are both important parts of kangba culture. Tsizhu Monastery is the largest monastery of Bon Sect. Chambaling Monastery is the largest monastery of Gelug Sect in Qamdo Prefecture. Gama Monastery is the ancestral monastery of Karma Kagyu Sect. It is the first monastery to succeed the reincarnation system of Living Buddha. Riwuqe County is characteristic of the largest monastery of Taklung Kagyu.

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