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Nagqu horse race

08-02-2013 15:21 BJT

August, as the most important festival in North Tibet during the golden season on the grassland, thousands of herdsman throng to Nakch riding fine horses, and carring the local products. They form a city of tents south of Nakchu town. There will be thrilling horse race, archery and demonstrations of horsemanship. Song and dance troupes from all parts of Tibet willaddto the fun.

During the month of August over 10,000 people will cross high passes of more than 4000 m(13123 ft) by foot, horse and jeep to make their way to Nakchu Racecourse, to run their horses, eat, drink and enjoy themselves during the annual horse festival holiday. This racecourse, at 4500 m(14763 ft), is undoubtedly the highest located racecourse in the world. Crowded along the hillsides are white tents housing monks, pilgrims, nomads, and city dwellers who come from Lhasa and all over Hor, the urban and farming communities of northern Tibet. During this time of festivities and dance, everyone dresses in their finest and most colorful clothing and adorns themselves with chunks of gold and turquoise jewelry.

August, as the most important festival in North Tibet during the golden season on the grassland

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: eng.tibet.cn

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