Tibet

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TibetChina

Description

Tibet (087) Lhasa - Potala
Tibet (087)LhasaPotala

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

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

Gyantse13 photos

Lhasa36 photos

Other Monasteries in Tibet64 photos

Shigatse51 photos

Tibetan Landscapes41 photos

Map

See also

China284 photos

Hong Kong (028)
Hong Kong (028)

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 a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party,… [Read more]

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