Tibet is an autonomous region of China bordered with India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and Kashmir. It is one of the remote and mysterious Buddhist kingdom is under the control of China government. Tibet is famously known as the roof of the world as it is located at the high land. Tibet had remained in isolation for many years but has been an ultimate place for millions of tourists from around the globe.
Lasha is the capital city of Tibet situated at the high land mostly covered with snow-capped mountains, the amazing Buddhist monasteries, historical monuments, treeless barren, shopping centers, flora and fauna, arts and artifacts, these all have made Tibet a unique, mysterious and one of the most visited country in the world.
The incredible monasteries, beautifully carved homes and museum, somewhere with not trees at all the thousands of year old buildings monuments carrying beautiful tales have made Tibet the centre of attraction from across the world. The trekking and tour in Tibet is obviously a challenging and the most expensive one but it is worth paying and it is one of the most beautiful countries to spend your holiday.
General Information about Tibet:
Geography: 1.2 million sq km (471,700 sq miles)
Population: 6 million (some 2.09 live in Tibet Autonomous region and rest live outside of Tibet)
Major languages: Tibetan, Chinese
Major religion: Buddhism, Animism
Major rivers: Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra in India), Machu (Yellow River in China) Drichu (Hangtse in China), Senge Khabab (Indus in India), Phungchu (Arun in India), Gyalmo Ngulchu (Salween In Burma) and Zachu (Mekong in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos).
Native Wildlife: Tibet antelope, wild yak, wild ass and Tibetan Argali, blue sheep, black necked crane, Tibetan gazelle, giant panda, red panda, golden monkey.
Average Altitude: 4000 m or 13,000 ft above sea level
Administration:under Chinese rule. Tibet is divided into five-provinces:
- Tibet Autonomous Region
- Qinghai Province
- Tianzu Tibetan Autonomous country and Gannan Tibetan Autonomous prefecture in Gansu province
- Aba Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous prefecture, Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture and Mili Tibetan autonomous country in Sichuan province
- Dechen Tiben autonomous prefecture in Yunnan province.
Festivals: Tibetan New Year, Shoton festival, bathing festival.
Ethnic groups: primarily ethnic Tibetans, Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui and Han Chinese.