Tibetan Resources

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I’ve come across quite a few interesting resources on Tibet lately that I thought I’d share with you. So, whether you are looking for information on food, travel to the region, Tibetan language learning or just some nice images, there might be something of interest in these links.

Current travel and cultural discussion information

YoWangdu is a great first stop for Tibetan cultural information written by a Tibetan-American couple. They cover customs, Buddhism, travel and food in detail and have a great newsletter you can subscribe to. I’ve recently tested out some delicious recipes from their e-cookbook that I talk about on my food blog.

For up to date travel and permit information, I’ve always found the generous community on Lonely Planet’s Thorntree Forum to be some of the best people at which to sling your questions. There are some long termers as well as newbies who are currently passing through Tibet for the first time who can give you tips or tell you about any obstacles (weather, transport, permits, etc.) they may be facing. The downside of the forum is that the future is uncertain. They have shut down, reopened and revamped but who knows what’s in store for the future.

Tibetan Tsampa is a simple site but has the basics on how to use tsampa

Simply Tibetan is a comprehensive food blog with lots of recipes


Phil Borges has an interest in endangered cultures that he illustrates through photography and documentaries. His book from 2011 called Tibet: Culture on the edge contains some striking images, some of which you can view here.

A Flickr Group by Tibetan Photographers

The Tibet Album is a library of British photography in Central Tibet from 1920-1950

Tibetan images on Pinterest


Here is a post on The Best Places to Study Tibetan in India by the Sugatagarbha Translation Group who provide free translations of Tibetan Buddhism and literature texts on their website. One of the translators, Erick Tsiknopoulos, also teaches one-on-one Tibetan language lessons through Skype.

Tibet Archaeology is a scholarly blog by John Vincent Bellezza that covers archaeology and cultural history of Upper Tibet.

The Tibetan and Himalayan Library is an extensive information portal for all things Tibetan and Himalayan.

News and government

Phayul is an English language Tibetan news outlet

The Tibet Post has English, Tibetan, and Chinese articles and is based in Dharamsala, India.

Central Tibetan Administration

Campaign groups

Free Tibet Organisation

International Campaign for Tibet


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If you have come across any other useful sites, kindly list them in the comments.

If you have travelled or worked in Tibet or with Tibetans in some capacity or are, yourself, a Tibetan woman and have an interest in talking to us on this site, please get in touch. We’d love to hear your story!

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