Tibet Travel Info

  • Culture of Tibet

    Tibetan culture has been influenced by its neighboring culture- Nepal, India and China, however, for most part of its history, the land remained isolated from outside world and hence, developed a distinct culture that is still existent today. Tibetans are deeply religious people and Buddhism has influenced Tibetan culture strongly. The influence can be seen on Tibetan art, literature, and music which all contain Buddhist beliefs and are religious...

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  • Geography of Tibet

    Geography of Tibet:-Tibet is 'roof of the world', Tibet consists of high mountains, lakes and rivers and borders between China on the north, and India, Nepal, and Bhutan on the south. Most of Tibet is spread atop the Tibetan Plateau and the altitude of Tibet averages over 4,000 meters. On the southern edge of the plateau, the Himalayas run along Tibet's border with India and Nepal. Chomolangma, or Mt....

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  • Climate of Tibet

    Climate of Tibet differs greatly in different areas. In south eastern Tibet, the climate is gentle and temperate with average temperature of eight degrees, in western Tibet, the average temperature is below zero degree, while in the central Tibet the climate is pleasant. Temperatures tend to vary greatly within a single day in Tibet. July to September is the rainy season with half of the annual rainfall taking place...

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  • Religion of Tibet

    Religion of Tibet is almost all Tibetans are Tibetan Buddhists, with the exception of few, who follow Islam and Christianity. Buddhism was introduced to Tibet in the 7th century. A unique feature of Tibetan Buddhism is the recognition of reincarnating Buddhas, which is not found in Chinese Buddhism. Like this belief, there are many other distinctive qualities and practices in Tibetan Buddhism. The four schools of Tibetan Buddhism are...

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  • History of Tibet

    Tibet has a history dating back over 2,000 years. In its long and eventful history, the country has been both independent and occupied at various stages. At times, Tibet extended its rule over neighboring countries, and at times it found itself under the rule of foreign administrations. At the start of the 7 th century, Tibet was unified and Namri Srongtsen, lord of Yarlung became the first king of...

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