"Kite" in Tibetan language means "a bird that can fly". In Lhasa, capital of China's Tibet Autonomous Region, kites are not for 'fly' but for 'fight'. The kite-fighting activity always involves aerial duels in which participants try to bring down each other's kites.
Every year from August to September, people in Lhasa began to hold kite-fighting activities thanks to the southwest monsoon, whose speed is usually stable and suitable for flying kites.
During this period, students in Lhasa are in their summer holiday and many of them shall choose to gather in the Potala Palace to fly kites as an kind of entertainment. The Barkhor Street is usually the best place for kite-flying.
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