Chinese Name: 西藏 (xī zàng)
Location: Located in the southwest of China
Tibet enchants tourists from China and abroad with its landscape, religious traditions, culture, and its unsolved mysteries.At any mention of this land, the images of snowy mountains, mirror-like lakes, Potala Palace and Buddhist disciples immediately come to mind.
The best time to visit Tibet
Summer and autumn, from June to October, are considered to be the best times to visit.
à Travelers are strongly advised to bring sunscreen and medication for altitude sickness.
à Visitors are strongly advised to prepare appropriate clothing according to the season they are traveling in.
à Travelers are advised to observe local taboos when visiting monasteries.
Most popular food in Tibet
Momos: Dumplings filled with meat or vegetables, steamed or fried
Tingmo: Bland, nearly tasteless steamed bread
Thukpa: A hearty noodle soup with veggies or meat
Thenthuk: Thukpa with handmade noodles
Yak butter tea: Salty tea churned with butter, a Tibetan staple and a rather acquired taste for most Westerners
Things to visit in Tibet
Mt Everest and Base Camp : is located at the border of Nepal and Tibetan plateau and it receives hundreds and thousands of mountaineers from worldwide.
The Potala Place: is located in the West part of Lhasa and is actually an architecture group situated on an extremely high mountain in the northwest of Lhasa, consisting of temples, palaces, dormitories and office areas
Sera monastery: is one of the three greatest Gelugpa monastic colleges throughout Tibet and is located about 2km outskirt North of Lhasa.
Jokhang Temple: This temple is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.Located in central Lhasa with an area of 25,100 square meters, it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims.
Barkhor Street: is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple. This is a magical place showing the original outlook of Lhasa, a place full of religious atmosphere and a world of exotic articles. Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City.
Yamdrok Lake: is a freshwater lake in Tibet, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It’s over 72 km long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams.
Shigatse : is 300 kilometers away from the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest. Shigatse is the most colorful area in Tibet with vast grasslands,fertile fields in river valleys, flourishing semitropical jungles and snowfields at high altitudes.
Tashilhunpo Monastery: one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa in Tibet. Tashilhunpo Monastery was built by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447.
Tingri: is a town in southern Tibet. Old Tingri is also one of the perfect places to view Mt.Everest and other high mountains.
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