Northeast of the Himalayas in Asia, on the Tibetan plateau, is where Tibet is located. With an average elevation of 4,900 meters, Tibet is also known as the "Roof of the World" because it is the highest region on the planet. Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is shared by Tibet and Nepal. Lhasa is the country's capital.
Tibet, though a region of China, has a distinct culture all its own. The rich culture and traditions of Tibet haven't changed much over the years. The Monpa, Qing, and Lhoba peoples, as well as some other ethnic groups, as well as a sizeable population of Han Chinese and Tibetans, have traditionally called it home. Its 2.3 million inhabitants represent a number of ethnicities, including Tibetan, Han, Monba, and Lhoba.
All Tibetans, with the exception of about 2,000 Muslims and 600 Catholics, practice Tibetan Buddhism, also known as Lamanism. In its early years, Tibetan Buddhism was greatly influenced by Indian Buddhism, but through years of development, Tibetan Buddhism has come to possess its own unique characteristics and practices.
Numerous strange and distinctive animals can be found in Tibet. The vast grasslands in the northern part of Tibet are home to free-ranging horses, yaks, and sheep. East Tibet is home to the Grand Yarlun-tzanpo River Valley, which is the lowest valley in the world. In the 1980s, Tibet was formally made accessible to tourists. Since that time, Tibet has been able to let the outside world experience its allure. The greatness of nature is just so charming, and its rich religious and historical traditions are just delightful.
And the locals are devout; they uphold their culture and traditions. Tibet is home to a huge number of monasteries, lakes, mountains, and temples. The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Yangbajing Hot Springs in Damxung County, Norbulingka in the west of Lhasa, Tasilhunpo monastery in Shigatse, Lulang forest in Nyinghi Prefecture, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa are the main tourist destinations in Tibet. Namtso Lake in Nagqu, Yamdrok Lake in Shannan, Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa in The majority of the year is extremely cold. Only the warmest months, June, July, August, and early September, attract the majority of tourists who travel to Tibet.
Official Name: Xizang Zizhiqu
Area: 471,700 sq.Miles
Population: 2.62 million
ethnic groups: ethnic Tibetans, Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui, and Han Chinese.
Religions: Tibetan Buddhism and Animism
Culture: Wedding, Funeral
Languages: Tibetan, Chinese
Festivals: Tibetan New Year, Monlam, Horse Racing Festival
Currency: Chinese Yuan
Time: Local Time = UTC + 8hrs
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