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Tibet Overview

Tibet Tourism

Tibet, one of the extra-ordinary destinations where adventures are in every corner. Its name the "Roof of the World" is not a wrong statement. The valley bottoms of Tibet are higher than the highest mountains elsewhere. It's snow covered plateaue are the highest in the world, and apart from the Everest, which Tibetans see from 'the other side', many mountains are over 15000 feet. Adventure on the road is never short on the beautiful Trans of Himalayan drive of over 970 km, through four mountain passes. The Buddhist monasteries of Drepung, one of the the largest; the Jokhang is a spirtual centre, and the beautiful palaces of the Dalai Lama is Norbulingka and the Potala the traditional seat, are some of the highlights of visit to Tibet.

          Place           Altitude        
  • Zhangmu        7000 ft.
  • Xegar          13800 ft.
  • Xigatse        12600 ft.
  • Lhasa          13050 ft.
Capital
Lhasa. Its name "Lhasa"-means "the land of gods" in Tibetan. Palaces and temples abound.

Flag
The flag of Tibet, also known as the snow lion flag, it was introduced by the 13th Dalai Lama using the design motif of Japanese military flags - a rising sun surrounded by sun-rays as the background.

National Anthem of Tibet
Gyallu is the current Tibetan National Anthem, was written by Trijang Rinpoche and came into use around 1950. The first national anthem of Tibet was created in the 18th century by Pholanas.

Geography
Tibet Autonomous Region is located at longitude 78o25'-99o06' east and latitude 26o44'-36o32' north on the southwest border of China and covers the majority of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Bordering India, Bhutan, Nepal and Sikkim to the south and the west, Yunan province to the southeast, Sichuan Province to the east with Qinghai Province and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to the north, Tibet is the second largest region in China (after Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region), occuping a total area of over 1,200,000 sq m (463,320 sq miles), at an average altitude of more than 4,000m (13,123 ft).

Total - Area:
1,228,400 million square kilometers

Population
2.62 million (the 2000 population census)

Land
The 1.22 million-square-kilometer autonomous region accounts for 12.8 percent of China's total land area.

Dialling Code
895

Country Code
+86

Time Zone
+8

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