Tibet (87) Lhasa - Potala

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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)

List of sights

Tibet (221) Gyantse

Gyantse (13 photos)

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…

Gyantse
Tibet (87) Lhasa - Potala

Lhasa (36 photos)

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

Lhasa
Taktshang (4)

Most beautiful photos of Asia (Middle format) (364 photos)

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Tibet (171) Yumbu Lakhang

Other Monasteries in Tibet (64 photos)

Ganden Monastery (also Gaden or Gandain or Ganden Namgyeling) is one of the “great threeGelug university monasteries of Tibet. Ganden Monastery

Other Monasteries in Tibet
Tibet (25) Shigatse - Tashilumpo

Shigatse (51 photos)

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

Shigatse
Tibet (24)

Tibetan Landscapes (41 photos)

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 …

Tibetan Landscapes

Map

Map (Tibet)

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China (284 photos)

China, officially the People’s Republic of China (中華人民共和國), is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world’s most populous country, with…

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Himalayas (2,274 photos)

The Himalayas are a high mountain system in Asia between the Indian subcontinent in the south and the Tibetan highlands in the north. The mountain…

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