The Tibet Autonomous Region is located in the southwest part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau , its covers more than 1.2 million square kilometers, accounting for one eighth of China’s total land mass, ranking second in China. It is the most popular tourist attraction in China, because it’s . In Tibet , there are vast mountain ranges, valleys, gobi deserts,and Plateau, the famous “Qinghai-Tibet Plateau”, all places in the region lie at an average altitude of more than 4,000 meters. Tibet contains the 14 highest mountains in the World, including Mt Everest.
Tibet is one of the most mysterious place in the world. The unique Tibetan culture is mainly built on agriculture and livestock herding. Travel in Tibet , you will always be amazed by the unique architecture style, the mysterious religion sculptures ,Thangkas, song, dance and the artistic wonders. Tibetan art is one of the most well preserved ancient art form in China, its gone through a history of more than 5000 years. Both Tibetan culture and art are closely bound to Lamaism , so they all inbued with strong ethnic and religion feathures.
Qingzang Rail way
Now the heart of Tibet, Lhasa, is directly connected with the heart of China, Beijing, by the highest railway in the word , the Qingzang railway . Qingzang rail way was partly built on the permafrost soils, it has the highest pass of 5,072 meters above sea level and train stations with beautiful mountain vistas for travelers to enjoy.
Tibetan taste is light and tender, just fit in the “back to nature” dinning trend. Typical Tibetan dished such as zanba, burning sheep, beef. Tibetan people usually drink buttered tea and highland barley wine during their meal.
Best tourist attractions:
Mt Everest is the peak of the world. The mountain top is covered with snow all year round, when sun comes out, snow reflect sun light makes the supreme point becomes holy and beautiful.
Namtso Lake, also called Lake Nam, means “Heavenly Lake”, is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. The imposing scenery make it an unmissable attraction.
Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon
Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is one of the largest canyons in the world. There are so many rare plants and animals in the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon.
Midui Glacier is regards as one of the top 6 most beautiful glacier in China, The glacier run through snow-capped mountains, forest, lakes and villages, is located in Puyu township, which is the lowest altitude above sea level on earth.
Yanbajan is famous for its hot springs and geysers, the hot springs contain various minerals.
Potala Palace is built by Songtsan Gambo, who is the ruler of Tubo Kingdom, for his future wife, Princess Wencheng from Tang Dynasty, in 641 BC. It is considered to be a model of Tibetan architecture .
Jokhang Temple is the first Buddhist temple in Tibetan history. It is located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa, it is the ultimate destination for Tibetan pilgrims.
Site of Guge
In the site you will see ruins of palace, temples, statues, stone tablets and murals still remain intact after hundreds years. Guge is an ancient Kingdom funded in 10th century, the kingdom lasted more than 700 years.
Tashilhunpo Monastery temple is funded by the very first Dalai Lama in 1447AD. Is a very famous temple of the Gelug sect of Buddhism.
The Barkhor streets are the most well known street in Tibet. The streets are located in Lhasa, there are many shops, offer Tibetan knives, Traditional Tibetan cloth, prayer wheels, and other religious things, on the Barkhor streets.