Tibet is the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau proper, with an average land rise of 4,000 meters above the sea level. It is well-know as the Roof of the World and The Third Pole of the Globe. The world highest summit- Himalayan, which strides across the boarder between China and Nepal, claims a height of 8,848 meters above the sea level.
The pastoral area of Tibet is one of the five biggest in China, in which sheep, goat and yak are grazed. Farming crops are mainly highland barley, wheat, bean and rape seeds as well as some apples and walnuts. Tibet has a forest coverage of 60,000 square kilometers, which is the second largest timber deposit in China. Famous and dear animal and herb medicines, such as musk, pilose antler, bear's gallbladder, Chinese caterpillar fungus, the tuber of elevated gastrosits, the bulb of fritillary and the snow lotus flower, are world-famous. The Deposit of hydroelectric and geothermal power are at the top of the country's reserves solar energy is the second.
Being the capital city, with 1,300 years of history, Lhasa, which means holy land of Buddha's land in Tibetan, is the political religious economical and cultural centre of Tibet. Tibetan culture originated from Tibet. Human activities traced back to the later ages of the Paleolithic. The king of Tibet, Songzangarbu, unified Tibet in the 7th century A.D and established Tibet dynasty, which twice weaved matrimonial relations with Tang Dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. In the 13th century, Tibet became an administrative region of Yuan Dynasty; a Gedanpozang government was established during the rule of the fifth Dalai Lama, and it was confirmed by the Qing Dynasty government, a standing minister to Tibet was authorized. After the 1911 Revolution; administrative agencies were set up in Tibet by the Government of the People's Republic of China.
Tibet is a most unusual and beautiful place. The majority of its land rests above 4000 meters (13,000 feet) and is surrounded by mountain ranges on three sides. The awe-inspiring Himalayas are the highest in the world, as is the never-ending Tibetan plateau. It is a place for the rugged adventure as well as the spiritual wanderer.
Tibet is a land held back in time, housing many secrets. Nomads remain much the same as they did one hundred years ago. Roaming the plateau from winter and summer camps the nomads still mainly subsist from their yak herds. Then, there are the monasteries, which are striving to find a place in a country that is suddenly facing the 21st century.
Information of Lhasa Tibet
All Travelers travelling in Tibet are kindly requested to bear in mind that Tibet being extremely remote and isolated by the most formidable Himalayan ranges remains one of the most captivating but least developed parts in the world. With its very short history of tourism, just about 8 years, the facilities for tourists although being upgraded are still at basic and limited scale and expensive too. so the visitors are kindly requested not to have high expectation in terms of facilities in Tibet. you can rather take this tour as an adventure from every point of view, via; roads, hotels, vehicles, climates, visa, etc. Country at a Glance
Fact Sheet of Tibet Information:
Name: Official Name: Xizang Zizhiqu
Short form: Xizang
Int'l short form: Tibet
Location: Asia, north of India, located on the Tibetan Plateau, the world's highest region.
1.2m sq km (471 700 sq miles), Bod: 2.5 million sq. km, approximately the size of Western Europe.
70% Grassland; from high plateau to tropical forest
Average temperture 28 degrees Celsius (Summer) -15 degrees Celsius (in Winter), extremely dry except during rainy season (July-August). Click here to know the best time to visit Tibet.
Tibetan history can be traced thousands of years back. Tibet's history can be diveded into four period: The Tsanpo's Period, The period of Decentrailzation, The period of Sakya, Pagdu, and Karmapa's Rule, and The period of the gandan Podrang's Administration.
Population: 2.62 million
Primarily ethnic Tibetans; Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui and a growing number of Han Chinese.
Tibetan Buddhism, Animism.
Tibetan New Year, Shoton Festival, Bathing Festival.. Click to see more Fesitivals celebrated in Tibet.
Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Local Time = UTC +8h