Central Tibet (TAR)

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The Potala in Lhasa

Tibet (TAR) is entirely within and encompasses most of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau or the Plateau of Tibet, with an average altitude of over 4,500 meters above the sea level. It is known as The Roof Of The World and The Third Pole of the Globe. The world’s highest mountain range, the Himalayas, straddles the border between Tibet and Nepal, as does Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain at 8,848 meters above sea level. The Himalayas, along with the Karakorums, contain most of the world’s tallest 100 mountains. Everything on earth above 7,000 meters is to be found on and around the Plateau of Tibet.

NamTso Lake

Tibet is a scintillating and unexampled land which holds its religion and spirituality to top priority. The moment you enter Tibet, you will be able to make out that the religion which is followed most here is Buddhism.

Huge and stunning temples and monasteries of Tibet are not the only place where you can see religious arts and artifacts; in fact you will see a religious tinge in almost every man made object in Tibet, be it in a bustling temple town or a sedate village. But still the temples and monasteries are the center of religious activities and gatherings. All these temples have a different aura about them. 

Lhasa is the administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Lhasa is located at the foot of Mount Gephel.

Traditionally, the city is the seat of the Dalai Lama and the capital of Tibet, and is one of the highest capitals in the world. It is the location of the Potala and Norbulingka palaces (both are included as World Heritage Sites), and in Tibetan Buddhism is regarded as the holiest centre in Tibet. Lhasa literally means "place of the gods".

 

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