Tibet, a rich and beautiful land, is located at the main part of Qinghai-Tibet plateau, south-West frontierof China. The total area of the Tibet Autonomous Region is 1,200,000 square kilometers and its population is 2320,000.The average altitude of Tibet is above 4000 meters.Tibet is the most large and highest plateau in the world.The unique geographical conditions bring its special snow scenery into being.
Tibet history, culture, and religion are just as enchanting and colorful. And it may be this combination of the ingenuity of nature, the art of man, and the vicissitudes of history that has endowed the Tibetan people with the strength and fortitude to pursue life and happiness so zealously, fanatically, and unremittingly along a path fraught with difficulties but full of hope.Its antiquated traditional culture and Buddhism of Tibet have formed its unique.
Tibet (XiZang in Chinese) is to the south of Xin Jiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Qing Hai Province, to the west of Sichuan, to the northwest of Yunnan and to the north of India and Nepal. Its population of 2.3 million people come from a variety of ethnic groups including Tibetan, Han, Monba and Lhota. Its capital city is Lhasa.
Northwest Tibet, mainly Qing Hai plateau, is home to a variety of unusual and unique animals. Across the northern expanse of Tibet, you can see vast grasslands where horses, yak and sheep roam freely. The world's lowest valley, the Grand Yarlun-tzanpo River Valley lies in east Tibet.
Nearly all Tibetans follow Tibetan Buddhism, known as Lamaism, with the exception of approximately 2,000 followers of Islam and 600 of Catholicism. Tibetan Buddhism was greatly influenced by Indian Buddhism in its early time, but after years of evolution, Tibetan Buddhism has developed its own distinctive qualities and practices. A well-known example is the belief that there is a Living Buddha, who is the reincarnation of the first, a belief alien to Chinese Buddhism.
It is freezing cold in most time of the year. Most tourists come to visit Tibet only in the warmest seasons, June, July, August and early September.
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