The Nagqu Horse Racing Festival is the grandest annual occasion in westhern China's Nagqu Prefecture, the largest prefecture in Tibet Autonomous Region, aka Tibet, and indeed, the grandest annual occasion in all of northern Tibet. August is the golden season on the considerable grasslands of Nagqu Prefecture, and the time while the grass is tallest and the climate is most accommodating to folks that enjoy the excellent outdoors. Well in advance of the pageant, Tibetan herdsmen and their families start to trickle into the seat of the prefecture additionally known as Nagqu from diverse components of Tibet.
They arrive on horseback nevertheless, bringing with them the tents and the furniture with a view to offer them a 'home far from home' in the course of the pageant. As time passes, the trickle turns into a consistent movement, the flow sooner or later a flood. Once the tent is raised, existence starts to take at the resemblance of normality, albeit, tinged with the excitement of the gathering of such a lot of landsmen and the anticipation of the approaching competitions.