Tibet (117) Lhasa - Jokhang
Photo: Tibet, Lhasa - Jokhang

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29° 13′ N, 88° 43′ E


Tibet (བོད), the Roof of the World with an average altitude of 4,900 m, is the highest region on Earth. Songtsen Gampo unified Tibet first in the 7th century.

This once independent kingdom located north of the Himalayas is today part of China. The Dalai Lamas, a line of Tibetan spiritual leaders, ruled Tibet from the 17th century until its incorporation into China in the 1950s.

Tenzin Gyatso, who was born in eastern Tibet (Amdo) in 1935 and was recognised as the latest reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, fled to exile in India in 1959 following the invasion of Tibet. …

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Main sights

Ganden, Gyantse, Lhassa, Samye, Sera, Shegar, Shigatse - Tashilumpo, Yumbulagang

Eight Thousanders

Everest (8,848 m), K2 (8,611 m), Kangchenjunga (8,586 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Manaslu (8,163 m), Nanga Parbat (8,126 m), Annapurna (8,091 m), Gasherbrum I (8,068 m), Broad Peak (8,047 m), Gasherbrum II (8,035 m), Shishapangma (8,027 m)


Map: Tibet
Map: Tibet

List of sights
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Tibet (221) Gyantse
Photo: Tibet, Gyantse

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The town of Gyantse is strategically located in the Nyang Chu valley on the ancient trade routes from the Chumbi Valley, Yatung and Sikkim, which met here. …

Map: Gyantse
Map: Gyantse
Tibet (87) Lhasa - Potala
Photo: Tibet, Lhasa - Potala

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Lhasa is a city and administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Lhasa is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau after Xining and, …

Map: Lhasa
Map: Lhasa
Tibet (171) Yumbu Lakhang
Photo: Tibet, Yumbu Lakhang

Other Monasteries in Tibet
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Other Monasteries in Tibet:Ganden Monastery (also Gaden or Gandain or Ganden Namgyeling) is one of the “great threeGelug university monasteries of Tibet

Map: Other Monasteries in Tibet
Map: Other Monasteries in Tibet
Tibet (25) Shigatse - Tashilumpo
Photo: Tibet, Shigatse - Tashilumpo

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Shigatse, officially known as Xigazê, is a prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, founded in 1447 …

Map: Shigatse
Map: Shigatse
Tibet (24)
Photo: Tibet

Tibetan Landscapes
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The Tibetan Plateau, also known in China as the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau or the Qingzang Plateau or Himalayan Plateau, is a vast elevated plateau in Central Asia

Map: Tibetan Landscapes
Map: Tibetan Landscapes