Shangri-La Songzanlin Temple Gedong Festival
The Gedong Festival is a grand ceremony for Tibetan Buddhist gods and dharma protectors to appear on earth. On the 26th and 29th of the Tibetan winter month, local Tibetans came to Songzanlin Temple to watch the lamas dance with masks to celebrate the good harvest and pray for peace and prosperity in the coming year. Xiangba said that these lamas who jumped into the gods had read many scriptures before, and when they jumped into the gods, they all carried Buddha's light on their bodies, and their words were full of devout reverence.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic in Tibet on August 7, 2022, a large number of tourists from Tibet to Yunnan have entered Shangri-La from National Highway 214. The People's Government of Diqing Prefecture has issued a series of relevant policies and measures and actively responded. Medical staff, police and other front-line personnel stick to the front line, have been involved in the "war of resistance" of the epidemic without gunpowder smoke, and jointly participate in dealing with a major public health security incident faced by mankind.