In pictures: China’s Yushu Festival


Aan ethnic Tibetan woman poses for a photo at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

Aan ethnic Tibetan woman poses for a photo at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

China’s ethnic Tibetans come in from around the country to the town of Yushu, high in the mountains of Qinghai for a Tibetan festival and the biggest horse racing event of the year in a proud public display of their cultural heritage.

The area is home to the Tibetan minority, some of whom chafe at the Chinese rule. The festival, a regular event since the 1990s, was suspended for many years following the 2010 Yushu earthquake.

In a series of photographs, we look at Tibet’s indigenous people wearing traditional costumes and fine jewellery seen at a fashion show at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai.

Ethnic Tibetans are seen wearing traditional costume and jewellery. PHOTO: AFP

An ethnic Tibetan model wears a traditional costume and fine jewellery during a fashion show at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu. PHOTO: AFP

Ethnic Tibetans wearing traditional costumes and jewellery watch a fashion show at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

An ethnic Tibetan woman poses for a photo as she wears a traditional costume and jewellery at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

An ethnic Tibetan woman wears a traditional belt at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

ethnic Tibetan models wear traditional costumes and fine jewellery during a fashion show at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

Ethnic Tibetan models wear traditional costumes and fine jewellery during a fashion show at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

An ethnic Tibetan man wears traditional boots at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

Ethnic Tibetan models wear traditional costumes and fine jewellery during a fashion show at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

An ethnic Tibetan model wears a traditional costume and fine jewellery during a fashion show at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

Ethnic Tibetan models wear traditional costumes and fine jewellery during a fashion show at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

A traditional Tibetan tent is seen at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

Ethnic Tibetan men wearing traditional costumes dance at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

Ethnic Tibetan women wearing traditional costumes dance at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

An ethnic Tibetan women wearing traditional jewellery is pictured at a festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

Ethnic Tibetans wearing traditional costumes dance at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP

Ethnic Tibetans wearing traditional costumes dance at a local government sponsored festival in Yushu, in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai. PHOTO: AFP


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