About Tibet -»
Tibet is located in the southwest of China. It formally belonged to the
domain of the Yuan Dynasty in the mid-thirteenth century. Although China
has undertaken changes and replacements of Dynasties and central governments
in Chinese history, Tibet has always been under the control by the central
government and been an inseparable part of China.
Today is an age of information with jet aircrafts, highways and network
of computers as its symbols. Mysterious places are rare to be found in
the world, but Tibet is an exception.
Because of its geographical position, unique topography and terrain;
unknown but existent original customs and natural scenery; And various
propagandas brought back by explorers all these render people possible
to form a mysterious picture of Tibet.
Tibet is located in the southwest Of China. It is bounded by Xingjanq,
Qinghai, Sichuan, and Yunan provinces of China .The south and west of
Tibet is joined with Burma, lndia, Sikkim, Bhutan Nepal and the Kashmir
region. The boundary line reaches 4000 km long. Tibet has 1.2 million
square kilometers which is equivalent to the total area of five countries
as U.K, France, Germany, Netherlands and Luxembourg.
The average altitude is above 4000 meters high. Tibet is the largest
and highest plateau in the word. Therefore it is called the "roof
of the world", and shares the name of the "third pole of the
Earth". Tibet is surrounded by high mountains with kunlun mountains
in the north, Himalayas in the south, Kela Kunlun ranges in the west and
the steep Hengduan ranges in the east, The Mount Qomolangma is situated
between China and Nepal with 8848 meters high, which is the highest peak
in the world.
Due to the different geographical conditions, temperatures of the south
grassland and north plateau differ sharply. The south is warm and rainy.
The mean annual temperature is 8°Cwith the lowest -16°C, the highest16°C
in July. Most rain falls during May to September. The north climate belongs
to continental climate. The mean annual temperature is below 0°C.Freeze
time covers half year. The highest temperature is under 10¡ãC
in July. It is warm from June to August. It is relatively dry area in
the north. The weather differs sharply during day and night. The best
time for traveling is from March to October.
Tibet has more than 1500 lakes and rivers which cover 30% of the total
lake area in China. The Yarlung Zangbo River, which is one of the main
rivers in the region, is 2,057 km long. Tibet is one of the largest forest
areas in China. High forests are found mainly in the mountains from the
east to Yungui plateau. Rdza-yul,Sman-gling,Me-tog and Spl-bocounties
have more than 90% surface areas covered by forests, wild animals are
indicative of Tibetan antelope, roe- deer, deer,leopard, tiger ,bear,wolf,lynx,
reserve and extensive wilderness make Tibet a virgin land for ecological
and hunting travel.
Tibet has a long historical culture. Ancient remains show that human
beings lived here from 4 thousand to 20 thousand years ago. Tibetans are
so diligent and brave that they create vital and diverse cultural customs.
This is a nation filled with special traditional culture and a nation
keen on dancing and singing.
Tibet is advanced in astronomy, ancient algorithm and medicine. Tibet
is abounded of classics and literature works.
Tibet is advanced in astronomy, ancient algorithm and medicine, Tibet
is abounded of classics and literature works. Among Tibetan greatest art
treasures are painting, architecture, carving, music dancing, folk opera,
and famous ancient art sites all around Tibet.
The most well-known sites are the Potala palace, Norbo-lingkha, Sera Temple,
Drepung Temple in Lhasa; Zhaxilhunbo Temple, Gzhis-rtse-rdzong in Gzhis-ka-rtse;Rnan-sras-Gling
Garden, and Smin-gorl-gling in Granang; Byang-pa-gling Temple, kharub site
in Chab-mdo; Mtho-lding-dgon-pa in Rgyal rtse; Mtho-lding Temple, Guge kingdom
site in Rtsamdva; khra-vbrug Temple, and Yambulha-khang in Snevu-gdong;
the tomb of Tibetan king in Qiogjie ,The tour of these places and the custom
of the nationality are the most special in the world.
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