Tibet Travel Guides
Claimed to be "the Rooftop of the World", "the 3rd Pole of the Earth" and "the Kingdom of Budhhist", Tibet Autonomous Region(TAR) is undoubtedly a mysterious land to the world. The mystic and exotic Tibetan civilization, holy religious culture and soul-shocked snowy landscape attracts numerous tourists and backpackers to make their expeditions here. While its disputable liberation and Dalai Lama's exile presents a legendary color to the land.
Tibet borders India, Burma, Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal. Covering a massive 1.2 million sqkm, the plateau is surrounded by the Himalaya to the south, the Karakoram to the west and the Kunlun to the north. With an average height of 4,000m above sea level, Tibet encompasses some of the world's highest mountains. Mt. Everest towers over the region. This is the dreamland for mountaineers and adventurers. The vast land is the cradle of great rivers like the Yangtze, Yellow River, Nu River (Salween), Lancang River (Mekong), Yarlong Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), Indus and Ganges. Tibet also offers awe-inspiring scenery of heavenly lakes and valleys.
Lhasa and Shigatse are the well trodden areas which offer the most accessible religious monuments and tourist attractions. Western Tibet, Ngari, is a vast barren plateau and renowned as the Roof of Tibet. Southwestern Tibet has been a popular destination for mountaineers. >> Tibet Travel Maps
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