The of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Southwest China, is the thickness of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau and their average height is more than 4,000 meters above sea level. Has more than 50 summits of 7,000 m of which 11 exceeded them 8,000 m. Tibet is known as “the roof of the world” and the “third pole” of the Earth. Its surface is more than 1,200,000 km2, and its population totals the 2.300.000 habitrantes, the Tibetan majority.
Isolated among the strengths of the Himalayas, Tibet is the “Shangri-la – the», which has both fuelled the imagination of Westerners and one of the most mysterious places on the planet. Its capital is Lhasa, the heart and soul of the country and object of devout pilgrimages, its Center spiritual is the temple Jokhang, to two kilometers towards the this and Shigatse, to 250 km of Lhasa, is the headquarters of the Panchen Lama (whose reincarnation is object of continuous disputes between the Lama and the Government Chinese).
The Palace of Potala
Located on the side of Marpo Ri (mountain red), to the Northwest of the city of Lhasa, the Palace Potala is a complex building large and impressive. Built in the year 637, the Palace Potala was a Palace Royal of the King Songtsan Gampo. In 1645, Lozang Gyatso, the great Fifth Dalai Lama reconstructed the Potala Palace, time from which the Potala Palace became the residence of the Dalai Lama and Tibet’s theocratic Center. The Potala Palace is World Cultural heritage of UNESCO that can not miss in Tibet
Built in the seventh century, is the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Barkhor square. It is the Supreme Temple of Tibetan Buddhism, and is considered the most sacred and important temple by the Tibetans. The Jokhang Temple is a must on tour in Lhasa. It was built by King Songtsen Gampo for their two girlfriends: the Tang Princess Wencheng and Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti. The architectural style of the temple combines design with Indian vihara design Chinese Tang dynasty and the design of Nepal. Both princesses brought statues of Sakyamuni of China and Nepal, respectively, and the two statues were housed in the Jokhang Temple. Today, the Princess Wencheng brought even statue in the temple, but the statue brought by Princess Bhrikuti is in the Ramoche Temple.
Namtso is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Tibet. Located in Damxung County and the Baingo County, Tibet Autonomous Region, the Namtso Lake is the second largest lake of salt water in China. Namtso means “Lake in the sky ‘ in Tibetan.” Namtso is at an altitude of about 4.718 meters (15.479 feet) – truly a lake in the sky. Namtso is regarded as a sacred Lake of Tibetan Buddhists. During the year of the sheep of the Tibetan calendar, believers make a pilgrimage to the Namtso Lake. There are four temples around the Lake. The quiet and great Lake Namtso, next to the blue sky, with the white cloud that surrounds the giant snow-capped mountains, will purge his soul so if you are a Buddhist believer or not.
The Yamdrok Lake (Yamdrok Yumtso) is one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet. At the Nagarze County, Shannan Prefecture, Yamdrok Lake is located about 70 kilometers from Lhasa. Lake Yamdrok means “jade Lake” in Tibetan. It is a barrier lake, since flows of mud and glacial rocks blocked the routes River millions of years ago. The Yamdrok Lake, with an area of 638 km2 is approximately 70 times the size of the West Lake of Hangzhou. Is a Lake of color coral and also are you called coral Lake. The famous Samding monastery, the only Tibetan monastery that is headed by a female tulku is on the southwest coast of the Lake. The unique natural scenery of Lake Yamdrok, combining Lakes, Islands, grass, animals and wild plants, the monastery, snow-capped mountains and blue sky, is incredibly attractive.
Grand Canyon Yarlung Tsangpo
The great Yarlung Tsangpo Canyon is the Canyon deeper in the world and considered to be the most beautiful Canyon in China. Touring 505 kilometers (314 miles), the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon begins from the Daduka city, County mailing at an altitude of 2,880 metres (9,450 ft) in the North to the city Pasighat, Medog County at an altitude of 115 metres (377 ft) in the South. Its average depth is 2.268 meters (7.440 feet) and the deepest point is 6,009 meters (19.714 feet). The Tsangpo Canyon is more water vapour channel from the Indian Ocean to the Tibet plateau. Therefore the Tsangpo Canyon is very humid, with dense forests and several wild animals. The combination of high mountains and canyons that surround large waterfalls, it is no doubt that the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon is an amazing natural phenomenon, and a great treasure for humanity
Yangbajing hot springs
Yangbajing (also spelled Yangbajain) is a town in Damxung County, about 90 kilometers Northwest of Lhasa. The city is famous for its geothermal resources. The Yangbajing hot springs are the highest thermal waters of China, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Therefore, is an important tourist destination in every Tibet tomorrow, the hot springs Yangbajing are bathed by the white steam of hot water that meets the cold air. It is the most beautiful moment in the springs Yangbajing, and makes you feel as if you were in a fairy tale.
Located in the old town of the city of Lhasa, the Barkhor Street is a famous Center of ring road and commercial, and mostly retains the traditional characteristics of the ancient city and its way of life. Was the Beltway designated around the Temple of Jokhang, but now is expands to include large parts of the helmet old of all the Temple of Jokhang. There is a huge incense burner in the middle of the street burning and spreading incense day and night. There are more than 120 artisan shops and 200 jobs in the street with 8,000 types of products, including religious items, like the Buddhas of copper, prayer wheels, Scripture and rosaries and Tibetan handicrafts, as Tibetan wool, snuff bottles, Tibetan knives.
Norbulingka is located in the West of Lhasa, within walking distance to the southwest of the Potala Palace. Norbulingka means “jewel Park” in Tibetan. Built in 1755, Norbulingka was the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas. The Dalai Lamas are would move there from the Palace of Potala in summer. Norbulingka covers an area of 36 hectares (89 acres) 374 rooms. It is the largest garden, with the best landscapes and major places of historical interest, in Tibet. It has become a park. Norbulingka is an important place for celebrating the Shoton Festival, a traditional Tibetan Festival.
The Tashilhunpo Monastery is located in the Nyima mountain, to the West of the city of Shigatse. It was built in 1447 by Gendün Drup and large extensions were carried out by the fourth Panchen Lama is one of the four in Tibet Gelugpa monasteries. The others are the monastery of Gandan, the monastery of Drepung and monastery will be. The Tashilhunpo Monastery is the largest in Shigatse monastery, and can accommodate 2,000 people singing Sutras. It covers an area of 150,000 square metres (1.6 million square feet) with white walls. The highest de el Buda Maitreya Statue is in the Maitreya Temple of the Tashilhunpo Monastery. The statue is of 26.2 metres (86 feet) in height.
Lulang means “Valley of the King dragon” in Tibetan. Forest Lulang is about 88 km from the Bayi town in Nyingchi Prefecture, and the 318 national highway runs through the forest. Is very convenient to get there. Forest Lulang is a typical plateau in the mountain forest. The mountains are covered from bottom to top, with shrubs, dragon spruce, and pine trees that make up the forest. There is an area of Prairie in the middle of the forest. Streams meander through the meadow and some villages are scattered there. Clouds and fog gather and disperse among the mountains, forests and the towns that make up the beautiful landscape.
There are many other attractive places in Tibet that are worth visiting, such as the monastery of Drepung monastery Samye, Sakya monastery, Shelkar Lake, Lake Manasarovar, Tibet Museum and the mountain Segrila