Tibet : Places to See

LHASA :

Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet and an object of devout pilgrimage, is still a city of wonders. "Lhasa" in Tibetan means "the land of gods" and is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region is located between 29o 36'N and 19o 06' E at the north bank of Kyichu river, a tributary of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, at an altitude of 3650 meters above he sea level..    read more


TSEDANG :

This town is about 195 km from Lhasa in the Yarlung Valley which is considered the cradle fo Tibetan culture. Zetang, the capital of Shannan prefecture, has merged with Ndong into a sprawl of Tibetan and Chinese buildings. There are various sights to see around like the monkey cave and Yumbulagang, and they can be used as a base for trips to Qonggyai where..    read more


GYANTSE :

Gyantse (13,050 ft.) is a small agricultural town famous for its wool carpets and the Palkhor Choide Chorten. It is small as cities go (population perhaps 10,000) and largely Tibetan in character - for a change. The town is situated about two small hills which lie east and west, and is united by a saddle; the western hill is further connected with a chain of mountains to the north..    read more


MOUNT KAILASH and LAKE MANASORAVAR :

Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar lies at Burang. They are divinized as "Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake" in Buddhism, Hinduism and the indigenous religion-Bon. Mt. Kailash, named Gang Rimpoche in Tibetan, is the highest peak of Gangdise Mountain, with an altitude of 6638 meters (2177 feet). Like a huge diamond, the peak is centered among peaks like eight-petal lotus..    read more


SHITGATSE :

Shigatse, also known as Xigatse, which means "fertile land", is the second largest city in Tibet. It is the seat of Panchen Lama who is regarded as the reincarnation of the Buddha of Endless Enlightenment. This city stands between the confluence of the Yarlong Tsangpo and Nyangchu River, used to be the capital of Tsang and now is the capital of Shigatse prefecture..     read more


NAMTSO LAKE:

It is one of the three most sacred Lakes in Tibet, located at the northern Lhasa, Dangxung county, you can get there from Lhasa in 3hours. It is just like a crystal gem inlaid on the vast Qiangtang Plain. The Nyaiqen Tanglha mountain range, with peaks over 7000m, towers over the lake to the south. Thawed snow from this range makes the body of the lake..    read more


MT. EVEREST ( 17000 FT) : Standing at 8,848 meters above sea level, Mt. Everest is the highest mountain on earth. It is also called "Mt. Qomolangm" in Tibetan language. The eternal snow at the peak, massive glaciers and seracs make it such a natural splendor that every year, many mountaineers and tourists from all over the world come here to get a life-long experience with it..    read more

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