Tibet Information

Tibet remains as one of the most interesting & cultural regions of the world. Situated at an average elevation of 5,000m (16,000 ft.) above the sea level, It is without a doubt one of the most remarkable places to visit in Asia. This is the land of the ancient Buddhist culture - its arts & monasteries. Surrounded by grand mountains, century old caravan trails cross the mysterious landscape through hidden valleys to exotic cities. All this combines to offer you a unique experience. Tibet offers you a spiritual journey to highlight your lifetime. The mountain terrain of the plateau presents the ultimate challenge for climbers, trekkers and adventures. Known as the "roof of the world," in short Tibet is a destination for the ultimate thrill-seeker.

 

Tibet is surely a destination apart from most in the world, the rolling hills of the high plateau and the stunning Himalayas are none to any. Refereed as Shangri La, The Forbidden Land, The Roof of the World and by many more, the mysterious Buddhist Kingdom remained long closed to foreigners, exerting a strong hold on the imagination of the world. For centuries, it has fascinated mankind. It was hardly accessible to the outside world and has been always a challenge to human beings. Tibet, a "forbidden land" not only by man but also by nature, attracted many explorers, scholars, and pilgrims and adventure lovers, all in pursuit of "Real Shangrila". It is not only the geographical and natural enchants but also a long historical culture and religion that appeal the foreigners to visit Tibet at least once in a lifetime.

 

Fact about Tibet:

 

Official Name: Xizang Zizhiqu
Short form:
Xizang
Capital:
Lhasa
Etymological:
the name Tibet is derived from the Sanskrit word Trivistapa which means "heaven." Tibetans called their homeland Bod.
Population:
6 million
Languages:
Tibetan, Chinese.
National flag:
2 red and blue rays with two snow lions in the lower center
Ethnic Groups:
primarily ethnic Tibetans; Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui and a growing number of Han Chinese.
Religions:
Tibetan Buddhism, Animism.
Currency:
Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

 

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