A half moon hangs in the sky over the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of Tibet on Jan. 5, 2010. (Xinhua/Phurbu Tashi)
BEIJING, Jan. 11 -- (Xinhuanet) Tibet, a place of mystery and sanctity, is witnessing its coldest days this winter.
Time flows with eternity, in spite of sunshine, mist, rainbow and snow, leaving our timeless memories on this soil of Tibet. Holding a reverence in nature, we set our sights on the different seasons of Tibet.
January in Lhasa: Stepping into the sunshine
Courage is absolutely the first thing if you travel to Tibet in winter, considering the freezing weather in January. In inland areas snow and cold waves keep people at home all the day.
Tibet, nearest to the sun, however, witnesses crowds of people enjoying leisure time under the sun, drinking tea while chatting and laughing. The scene, warm and casual, often makes travelers forget time and where they are.
Statistics show that Lhasa has an average annual sunshine of more than eight hours a day. You can wear only a woollen sweater at noon under the sun in Lhasa even in winter.
February in Lhasa: Celebrating three festivals
It's such a coincidence that three festivals, the Tibetan New Year, the Spring Festival and the Valentine's Day, fall on the same day - Feb. 14 this year. Traveling in Tibet on that special day will certainly be an once-in-a-life experience.
The Spring Festival and Valentine's Day are undoubtedly great events, let alone the Tibetan New Year.
The celebration of the Tibetan New Year begins on Dec. 29 on the Tibetan calendar, lasting 15 days.
March in Nyingchi: Enjoying peach blossoms
An undated photo shows girls are having a good time in Nyingchi County during the peach flower festival.(Xinhua Photo)
When spring comes to Nyingchi in March, it is great time to watch peach blossoms.
Nyingchi is a sea of peach blossoms in March, like crimson clouds hovering in the embraces of snowy mountains.
Wild peach trees can be seen everywhere along the banks of the Nyang River in Nyingchi. Taohua Village(or Peach-blossom Village) is the best choice for enjoying peach blossoms.