Tibetan medicinal bathing added to UNESCO list

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Sonam Tsering, a Manpa (traditional physician), introduces the medicinal herbs to students for the Lum bathing recorded in the medical thangka of Gyud zhi (the Four Trantras). The 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa onto the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, at a convention held in Port Louis, capital of the Republic of Mauritius, Nov. 28, 2018.(Photo provided by the National Center for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in China)

Tibetan medicinal bathing added to UNESCO list

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Students at the Tibetan Traditional Medicine College read the Gyud zhi (the Four Tantras) in Lhasa, capital city of the Tibetan autonomous region. The 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa onto the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, at a convention held in Port Louis, capital of the Republic of Mauritius, Nov. 28, 2018.(Photo provided by the National Center for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in China)

Tibetan medicinal bathing added to UNESCO list

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A traditional Tibetan physician teaches students how to identify medicinal herbs. The 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa onto the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, at a convention held in Port Louis, capital of the Republic of Mauritius, Nov. 28, 2018.(Photo provided by the National Center for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in China)

Tibetan medicinal bathing added to UNESCO list

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Two Manpas (traditional physicians) pick herbs that can be used for medicinal bathing in the Tibetan autonomous region. The 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa onto the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, at a convention held in Port Louis, capital of the Republic of Mauritius, Nov. 28, 2018.(Photo provided by the National Center for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in China)

Tibetan medicinal bathing added to UNESCO list

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An inheritor of traditional Tibetan bathing directs a pharmacist to decoct herbs. The 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa onto the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, at a convention held in Port Louis, capital of the Republic of Mauritius, Nov. 28, 2018.(Photo provided by the National Center for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in China)

Tibetan medicinal bathing added to UNESCO list

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People take a bath in a hot spring, 4590 meters above sea level in Tibet. The 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa onto the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, at a convention held in Port Louis, capital of the Republic of Mauritius, Nov. 28, 2018.(Photo provided by the National Center for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in China)