|Performers perform Tibetan opera at Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region on Aug. 26, 2014. (CNS/Tang Zhaoyang)|
During Tibetan Sho Dun Festival in Lhasa, Tibetan opera competitions take place at Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace and Zongjiao Lukang park every day, attracting local residents and tourists from home and abroad. Tibetan opera, with more than 600 years’ history, is regarded as "a living fossil of Tibetan culture”. As one of indispensable significant performances in Sho Dun Festival, Tibetan opera was listed in the world's intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2009.