Tibet: Flags raise in prayer

Made in the Himalayas these authentic Tibetan Prayer Flags are used by locals and tourists alike to promote peace, compassion and wisdom.

It is believed the energy of the prayers and sacred mantras on the flags are blown in the wind and will bring joy, happiness and good health to all who see them as well as their families, loved ones, neighbors, and everyone throughout the world.

The flags are made from colorful square cloth in Blue, White, Red, Green and Yellow.

Woodblocks are used to decorate the prayer flags with images, mantras, and prayers.

Pasng Tanzing, 46, a tour guide, said that many Tibetans come to this holy place and place prayer flags for blessings and good wishes.

The 5 colors of prayer flags represent the 5 basic elements: yellow-earth, green–water, red-fire, white-air, blue-space.

It is believed that balancing these elements externally brings harmony to the environment. Balancing the elements internally brings health to the body and the mind.

Also found 5248 meters above sea level what is dubbed as the highest toilet in the world.

Pasng Tanzing added with on serious note that the use of the highest toilet will provide the user with higher energy.

A Malaysian tourist, Boo Kwie Liang, 56 exclaimed that it was an exhilarating and memorable experience when using the toilet.

The highest concrete toilet in the world.
Prayer flags aplenty.
Toilet at 5248 meters above sea level.


Beauty amongst us.
Tibetan landscape with snow capped mountains.
Even the toilet is sprawled with prayer flags.
Prayer flags with messages blown by wind, spreading throughout the world.
Blessings and messages written on the prayer flags.
Prayer flags stretching far and near.
Prayer flags of 5 colors: red, blue, green, yellow, white.
Strong winds at the highest pass in Tibet.
Gyatsola Pass, Tibet.